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2009-04-27 14:12:54

ScottishPower said on Monday, that its Whitelee wind farm near Glasgow is on track to be completed ahead of schedule in the next few weeks. All of the 140 turbines at the farm will be ready soon, ScottishPower said, pushing its capacity to 322 megawatts, which is enough to power over 180,000 homes.  This would make it Europe's largest onshore wind farm. The company began working on the project 10 years ago, and in 2006 received a planning consent award.  In January last year, the...

2008-09-08 06:00:20

By Rosemary Gallagher ENERGY firm ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) has set an ambitious new target for wind-farm development by revealing that it wants to increase capacity by 80 per cent. It was previously committed to producing 1,000 megawatts of renewable energy by 2010 but has raised that to 1,800MW by 2012. As the majority of its wind farms are in Scotland, the firm says this will help the Scottish Government achieve its aim of generating 31 per cent of the country's electricity...

2008-08-27 03:00:52

Spanish clean energy firm Iberdrola Renovables has started the construction of its first wind farm in Hungary, called the Kisigmand. The 50MW wind farm is located in the province of Komarom-Esztergom. The installation, which comprises 25 Gamesa G90 wind turbines rated at 2MW each, will enable the company to progress the development of wind farms in Hungary. The company's entry into the Hungarian wind power market fits in with its expansion into eastern Europe. Iberdrola Renovables has...

2008-08-25 09:01:39

Iberdrola Renovables has opened its third wind farm in Poland, called Karscino, which has an installed power of 69MW. The installation comprises 46 Fuhrlander wind turbines rated at 1.5MW each. In addition, the company has started the construction of the 13.5MW Karscino-II and 12MW Galicja wind farms. These installations will add to the three others already in operation in this country, the 69MW Karscino, the 40.5MW Kisielice and the 18MW Malbork. Iberdrola's presence in the Polish wind...

2008-08-09 09:00:52

By Jenny Haworth Environment Correspondent Plan to turn wind farm into tourist attraction as 50 miles of maintenance roads are converted to cycle paths A BID to turn Scotland's biggest wind farm into a tourist attraction is under way, with the creation of a huge network of cycle paths among the turbines. During the construction of Whitelee Wind Farm on Eaglesham Moor near Glasgow, 50 miles of road was built to access the turbines. Once the project is complete the road will no longer...

2008-06-14 09:00:38

By Hamish Rutherford IBERDROLA Renovables, the renewable energy business controlled by ScottishPower's parent company, has bought turbines worth more than 6 billion (GBP 4.74bn) to secure most of its future development needs. As Europe rushes to extend its renewable energy capacity, the industry is being hampered by a major shortage in turbines. In February, Siemens, the world's largest wind turbine manufacturer, warned it will not be able to deliver any major new orders by 2012....


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