12 Aug '12, 11pm

Scottish renewables investment tops £2.8bn

Scotland's status as one of the world's leading renewable energy markets was again underlined last week, after new figures revealed the sector has attracted more than £2.8bn of capital investment since the start of 2009. The figures from industry group Scottish Renewables were released on Friday and confirm a three-year surge of investment across a range of different technologies, including onshore and offshore wind farms, marine energy arrays, solar panels, hydro-electric systems and biofuel and biomass generators. FURTHER READING German infrastructure bank talks up €100bn green investment plan Welcome to the renewables industry’s summer of discontent As expected, onshore wind farm developments dominate the market with £1.6bn of investment leading to 1.1GW of new capacity between the end of 2008 and the end of 2010. However, they also reveal that £589m was invested in off...

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