Wind Turbine Manufacturer Gaia-Wind Welcome The News Of Scottishpower Renewables Wind Farm Expansion
Released on: September 09, 2010, 3:56 am
Following news that Scotland are half way to achieving their
2020 climate target, with a 20% drop in carbon emissions since 1990,
the announcement of a major expansion to the Whitelee wind farm south
of Glasgow provides a reaffirmation of the importance of onshore wind
power to Scotland’ s development.
In 2008, Whitelee wind farm on Eaglesham Moor began producing electricity.
Currently, the 140 turbines in situ are capable of providing enough energy to power
180,000 homes. With the planned expansion, the power generation of the site will
increase from 322MW to a staggering 539MW - enough to power 300,000 homes.
World leading small and domestic turbine manufacturers Gaia-Wind view this development as a highly
positive step toward the consolidation and continued progress of the Scottish
contribution to a global reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. A Gaia-Wind
spokesperson, commenting on Scotland's latest commitment to renewable energy said
“Any onshore wind developments are good news, and with the recent milestone reached
in the Scottish climate change agenda, the extension at Whitelee is a further
indication of the dedication of the Scottish authorities to producing renewable
energy through wind power for a greater proportion of the population.”
Whilst Whitelee exists in its present state as the largest onshore wind farm in
Europe, the proposed expansion will elevate the site to one of the largest in the
world. Commenting on the monumental nature of the project, UK Director of
ScottishPower Renewables, Simon Christian, explained that:
“By itself at 217MW (the expected increase in power generation), the extension would
be one of the largest onshore wind farms in the UK, so we are starting another major
construction project in Scotland.”
This major project is the latest instance of Scotland's rigorous and innovatory
approach to renewable energy production.
With almost 25% of Scotland's electricity demand supplied by renewables throughout
2008, it is evident that the Scottish renewable energy sector is playing a leading
role in the campaign to reduce emissions. A significant degree of investment from
government, businesses, the industry and individual investors has enabled the
delivery of vastly reduced carbon emission levels.
Continued investment is a highly significant factor in the field of renewable
energy. A spokesperson from Gaia-Wind has in fact
commented on the need for “governmental stability in policy making for the continued
investment in wind power, and the renewables sector in general.”
Although large-scale commercial projects such as the Whitelee wind farm form a
considerable contribution to the overall provision of renewable energy, the ever
increasing implementation of small and domestic wind turbines, solar panels, and
biofuel solutions on an individual scale play a hugely significant part in the
overall drive to counter the effects of climate change.
Gaia-Wind are the world’s leading high performance small wind turbine and home wind
turbine manufacturer ideally
suited to service farms, large residences, small businesses, and public buildings.
Gaia-Wind turbines generate better value and are dedicated to helping customers
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To contact Gaia-Wind: 0845 871 4242 / firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.gaia-wind.co.uk/
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