21 Nov '11, 1am

Scots approve giant two-bladed offshore wind turbine

Scots approve giant two-bladed offshore wind turbine

The Scottish government has approved an offshore test site for an innovative 6MW wind turbine, marking a major step forward for industry plans to build a new generation of machines that could help reduce the cost of energy. FURTHER READING KPMG renewable energy report remains shrouded in mystery IPCC: climate change set to worsen extreme weather Scottish energy minister Fergus Ewing confirmed on Friday that 2-B Energy had been granted permission to install a two-bladed wind turbine 20 metres off the coast of Methil in Fife. Netherlands-based 2-B was one of four companies awarded a lease in the Crown Estate's 2010 offshore wind demonstration leasing round , aiming to tackle technical and financial challenges faced by developers of wind farms further from shore and in deeper waters. Since that initial agreement, 2-B has reduced the number of turbines that will be installed f...

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