How robots could revolutionise Scotland’s offshore wind industry. Scotland coud take a lead in the development of robotics designed specifically for the offshore renewables sector. Those living along the coast of Scotland could soon witness the arrival of an army of robots built to service the country’s offshore windfarms. These devices are set to revolutionise how we generate power – with Scottish innovators among those leading the way to cheaper, cleaner energy for all. Robotics developers north of the Border have an unrivalled opportunity to steal an early march in this rapidly developing sector, with 4GW of offshore wind energy approved for development – enough to power 3 million homes. The country’s track record in offshore innovation is well known. From Statoil’s floating wind demonstration, Hywind, off the coast of Peterhead, to the EnFAIT tidal power project in Shetland, we are already pionee ring several technologies that can lead to a significant reduction in the cost of renewable energy from offshore locations.
Scotsman 20th Dec 2017 read more »