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.
Share Your Views: Scotland’s Future Onshore Wind Developments
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.
Just a Reminder…..
“A contentious issue, with many aspects to be taken into consideration in many ways.”
Documenting The Site of The World’s First Grid Connected Wind Turbine
Costa Hill, Evie- the site of the world’s first wind turbine which connected to the Grid.
Exploring the Archaeology of Burgar Hill
‘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 Deadly Attraction of Wind Turbines
The scientists monitored the bats at 23 windfarms in the UK and compared that with similar locations where there were no turbines.
Wind Turbine Maintenance
Wind Turbines like most electro/mechanical devices do need some maintenance. Conventionally once a year.
Norway Invests in Offshore Wind Research
“Rapid growth in offshore wind power internationally offers great opportunities for Norwegian businesses. “
Europe Requires “a massive deployment of wind and solar PV” According to New Research
“we find solar energy and onshore and offshore wind to be the cost optimised cornerstone in a fully decarbonised 2050 energy system.”
Hoy Community Windfarm
A video presentation is available to watch about the proposed Hoy Community Windfarm project.