On June 10th 2020, the Crown Estate Scotland launched ScotWind. This was the first time in over a decade that areas of seabed around the Scottish coast have been available for commercial scale energy development.
As one of the sites available under this scheme is located in the Solway (SW1). It is now a possibility that a second offshore wind farm could join the one already based at Robin Rigg.
But this is likely to be only the first step in the development of renewable energy in the Solway. As a result of the Scottish government’s ambitious plans to have 50% of Scotland’s total used energy supplied by renewable sources by 2030, along with the continuing efforts to develop new technologies, and the maturing of currently experimental ones, the Solway is likely to see a steady increase of projects over the next 10-20 years.