Wind farms in the wilds of Scotland

Wind farm in Scotland

The vision for a wind farm in the wilds of Scotland is to set up a 140-turbine farm on the Buccleuch Estates in the beautiful Lowther Hills, South Lanarkshire.  The area of the restoration site in Glockenspiel and the project in Lowther Hills could be of huge great economic benefit to the area.  The Buccleuch Estates is in discussion with the local people who own the land in the area, to acquire some property.  The entire investment will be made by the estate to develop the area.

The need for renewable resources has been realized by the countries all over the globe and many have even started to work towards it.  This project is just one such idea, coming together in the Lowther Hills South Lanarkshire, it will create jobs for around 300 to 400 people belonging to the construction sector over a period of four years.  Once the project is completed, the project is likely to engage professionals in 20 to 30 operational jobs.

The benefit to the associated community is expected to be around GBP 5, 000 per MW and this has been set by the government guidelines.  As per Buccleuch Estates, the consultation is going on with Wanlockhead and local communities so that the wind farms project can be started as soon as possible.

The proposals which have been created by Buccleuch Estates to check their feasibility.  Once it will be completed, the project will start and provide electricity to the people in the surrounding regions.  Wind energy is a popular source of energy these days.  Electricity produced using water is not only expensive but it is not enough to cater to the increasing demands of electricity.  Solar energy is a popular favourite, but on a large scale expensive and we don’t have as much sun as we would like for the investment.

Your average onshore wind turbine can produce more than 6 million kWh in a year 

Hence, wind energy is an alternative which will create green job opportunities but also produce cheap electricity.  This project in the wilds of Scotland will boost the economy of the area and will provide job opportunities to the people around.  The project is attracting a lot of investors from the power sector and is likely to come up as the hub if the demand of the area is high in the near future.