Renewable energy investment company, Thrive Renewables PLC, has teamed up with Scottish start-up ReBlade, to repurpose the 22 year old blades from its 1.3MW wind turbine in Orkney.
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are transforming wind turbine blades, which are set to be landfilled or incinerated, into footbridges that can hold the weight of a 30-tonne digger.
The ERA decided that Costa Hill would be the best site for their wind driven electric generator and in 1949 they placed an order with John Brown Ltd, the Clyde shipbuilders, for a turbine with 60 feet blades.
The Scottish Government is seeking views on their ambition for an additional 8-12GW of onshore wind to be installed in Scotland by 2030 to help it meet its net zero commitment.
“A contentious issue, with many aspects to be taken into consideration in many ways.”
Costa Hill, Evie- the site of the world’s first wind turbine which connected to the Grid.
‘Orkney Energy Landscapes’ led by Dan Lee, Archaeology Institute of UHI and Richard Irvine of St Andrew’s University is hoping to record and capture the archaeological fragments of Orkney’s relationship with energy production.
The scientists monitored the bats at 23 windfarms in the UK and compared that with similar locations where there were no turbines.
Wind Turbines like most electro/mechanical devices do need some maintenance. Conventionally once a year.
“Rapid growth in offshore wind power internationally offers great opportunities for Norwegian businesses. “