Sunday, February 27, 2005

Scottish Wind Power

Creating power a breeze for Scots

Scottish wind farms produced enough power for 300,000 homesScotland is the windiest country in Europe, producing enough wind power last month for all the homes in Edinburgh and Dundee.
According to Scottish Power, wind farms produced enough electricity in January to cater for more than 300,000 homes.
Over an average year, Scottish wind farms operate at about 35% capacity. Last month that reached 50%, with one wind farm in Argyll hitting 65%.
Capacity in Scotland is expected to double by the end of the year.
Scottish Power claims the figures show wind power is coming of age.
The Scottish Executive has committed itself to generating 40% of electricity from renewable sources by 2020.