The Scottish and British governments have teamed up to pump £920,000 to fund a new advance offshore wind research project based around the Levenmouth demonstration turbine, near Edinburgh. This is already a demonstration hub for developers across the UK to test their designs on a 7-MW offshore wind turbine. The new programme will increase access for those businesses and enable them to take advantage of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s expertise and its industry and academic partnerships. It will also fund the establishment of a lidar (laser-based radar) test facility, and facilitate the creation of a ‘virtual windfarm’. The investment should give Scottish companies a crucial edge in developing technology and services for the new wave of offshore wind developments.
Scottish Energy News 25th Aug 2017 read more »