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Scottish Energy lands US wind farm deal

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Wind energy is anticipated to be the quickest rising renewable power supply within the coming many years

Scottish Energy has received the suitable to construct two offshore wind farms within the US which it says may ultimately energy 400,000 properties.

The 2 websites mixed are greater than double the scale of the power large’s operations within the UK.

The 2 farms shall be off the coast of Massachusetts and North Carolina, and are anticipated to begin producing energy by 2022 and 2025 respectively.

The corporate refused to say how a lot it had paid to win the bids for 2 websites.

Hundreds of jobs are anticipated to come back from the event of the wind farms.

Keith Anderson, Scottish Energy’s chief company officer, stated the agency’s success was proof of the UK trade’s export potential.

“We as a rustic are seen to be the leaders in any such know-how. It is nice to be creating alternatives and creating expertise within the UK, but in addition to see these being exported.

Mr Anderson stated the “large quantity of land” within the US had made “colossal wind farms doable onshore”.

“The fee differential between onshore and offshore was so giant that lots of people by no means thought that America would have an interest. However now we’re staring to see the method decide up velocity as the price of offshore wind comes down,” he added.

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