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Offshore Wind in the UK

Current Level There are currently 9.5GW of operational Offshore Windfarms in the UK with a further 1.3GW under construction (Source: National Grid TEC Register 1st October 2020). The UK has the largest Offshore Wind capacity in the world, accounting for roughly 25% of all installations and upcoming projects (Renewable UK). In Europe, the UK installedContinue reading “Offshore Wind in the UK”

It’s blowing a gale outside, why is that windfarm not spinning?

There are two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter (Billy Connolly). We get wind, rain, and cold temperatures almost all year round. Our climate does have its benefits, namely for renewable generation. We have close to 10GW of onshore/offshore wind farms currently installed in Scotland[1]. If operating at full capacity, this is enough energy toContinue reading “It’s blowing a gale outside, why is that windfarm not spinning?”

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