“we find solar energy and onshore and offshore wind to be the cost optimised cornerstone in a fully decarbonised 2050 energy system.”
A video presentation is available to watch about the proposed Hoy Community Windfarm project.
“Over the last 15 years Orkney has become very successful at participating in EU research and collaboration programmes relating to sustainable energy.” Gareth Davies, Co-Chair of OREF
Thursday 26 March 2020 in the Community Room and Hall at the North Walls Centre, Lyness, KW16 3NX from 14.00 to 17.00 and again from 19.00 to 21.00
The masts will measure wind speed and direction at the sites.
ORCA has received a grant of £10,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for the Orkney Energy Landscapes Project.
When applying for offshore wind leases in Scottish waters developers will have to commit to supporting the supply chain in Scotland.
“Billions of pounds in manufacturing contracts and tens of thousands of jobs from Scotland’s offshore wind sector were lost to international competitors in 2019.”
Some concerned owners have set up a self-help group and are trying to make contact with interested parties in Orkney
” OIC have bought three, small, unspoilt islands, and plan to proceed to despoil them by building wind turbines”