Category Archives: Renewable Energy

Wind Farm Spotting

I recently had an opportunity to travel through the hills to the south of Edinburgh. I was very impressed by the number of wind turbines along either side of the A68. I don’t understand why some people find them so … Continue reading

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Rhine River Turbines

Near the German town of St. Goar on the river Rhine, KSB Aktiengesellschaft, has put two river turbines into operation. These convert the energy of the river water into electric power and feed that into the power supply system. To … Continue reading

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Whitelee Wind Farm

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Power from the Glens

Scotland is not new to renewable energy – 35% of Scotland’s renewable electricity comes from Hydro Power schemes, some dating back to the 1920s and 1930s but most, such as Loch Sloy, from the 1950s. Construction of the scheme: http://www.britishpathe.com/embed.php?archive=48066Continue reading

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Sea Snake

Back to the renewable energy theme, this time with the Pelamis Sea Snake.  The amount of electricity generated by this technology will be variable to a certain extent depending on the swell of the sea but it is likely to … Continue reading

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Winds of Change

In Scotland we have the capacity for almost 4GW of renewable energy, mainly from wind and hydro sources. Wind accounts for 60% of this capacity and hydro 35% with a variety of sources including biomas, wave and tidal making up … Continue reading

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