Wind Power

Wind power has been used in one form or another to generate electricity for well over 100 years. So why has it never been used to generate large amounts of electricity until recently and why has it seen such a large uptake in the last 20 to 30 years to the point where it now generates 10.1% of the UK’s electricity needs? This has a lot to do with the advantages and disadvantages inherent in many wind power generation schemes.

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We want to help stakeholders gain new insights and information about these renewable energy generators especially in the marine environment.

We will be uploading the following pages soon – Come back soon and take a look through these wind energy pages;

In order to provide the reader with another perspective from offshore wind farms ScottishPower Renewables has provided us with a video of their new site for offshore wind power.

Take a closer look at one of the UK’s newest offshore wind farms East Anglia One in the video link below. This wind farm is now fully operational, as of July 2020, and is far larger than the Robin Rigg Wind Farm located in the Solway. When built Robin Rigg had an installed generating capacity of 180MW (it now has a capacity of 174MW after two turbines were removed) whereas the generating capacity of East Anglia One is 714MW. Take a look at the video here.