Large scale wind

The UK is the windiest country in Europe and the resource is much greater during the colder months of the year, when energy demand is at its highest. Wind technology is providing clean, reliable energy in many countries. But few have the potential that our country enjoys. We are in an excellent position to provide more electricity from our wind resource, but a major step change in needed in the number of consents being granted both onshore and offshore.

Technology is also being developed to store wind power as hydrogen which can then be used to power fuel cells in power stations and in vehicles.

The wind industry could bring thousands of new jobs to the UK, many of them using offshore engineering skills used by the declining oil and gas industry. If offshore wind were developed to supply just 10% of the UK's electricity, then 36,000 jobs could be created.  



Latest Large scale wind news

Arnie Announces Ground Breaking Plan To Tackle Climate Change
23/11/2010
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger closed the just-concluded climate change summit he co-hosted in the US by announcing the formation of what he described as a first-of-its-kind, innovative, “sub-national “public-private alliance committed to crafting climate change solutions and building the global green...
France To Focus On Offshore Energy
31/08/2010
According to media sources, and unnamed officials from the French Energy Ministry, France seems to be planning a huge array of offshore wind farms totalling in 3 GW of installed capacity. The whole endeavor will require an estimated EUR 10 billion...
Bosnian Company Develops New Wind Technology
23/07/2010
Turbina IPG, a small wind turbine manufacturer from Republika Srpska (Federation of Bosnia & Herzegovina), and VAWT patent holder, is seeking investments to expand its business. The company plans to offer its stock to the public, in order to r...
Ireland Seeks Energy Independence With Renewables Push
22/07/2010
Ireland could become energy independent if it adopts a plan to create a series of pumped hydro storage stations along its western coast. That’s the claim of the team behind Natural Hydro Energy (NHE), which proposes to flood and dam coast...
UK councils now permitted to sell green electricity
10/07/2010
A ban on councils in the UK selling green electricity into the national grid is to be overturned, UK Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne announces. The UK's Local Government (Miscellaneou...
Dong Energy To Build Next Major Danish Wind Development
29/06/2010
The construction of the wind farm off the Danish island of Anholt in the Kattegat will represent a total investment of approximately DKK 10 billion (€1.34 billion). According to Dong Energy, the Anholt wind farm will have a capacity o...

Featured Large scale wind company

Why not get independent advice from the people that actually install? Morgan Cass Renewables specialise in Microgeneration solutions and provides independent consultancy on feasibility options through to installing, testing and commissioning of the products. With over 25 years experience, Morgan Cass are recognised leaders within the building services industry and as a result have valuable e... more info »