Muirhall Energy starts work on 46-MW zero-subsidy wind farm in Scotland
Wind park in Scotland. Author: Ian Dick. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.
Scottish wind farm developer Muirhall Energy Ltd today announced the start of construction of one of Scotland’s first onshore wind farms built without any subsidies.
The 46-MW Crossdykes wind farm will be installed in Dumfries and Galloway Council, in the southwestern part of the country, in partnership with WWS Renewables. Using 10 turbines by Germany’s Nordex (ETR:NDX1), the plant will be able to generate enough electricity to supply over 45,000 homes annually, once completed. First power is to be generated in September next year.
The project reached financial close in August. The required financing was provided by Close Brothers Leasing. The local community will be able to buy up to 10% via a community share offer, Muirhall Energy said.
“We are now very much focused on working to our tight construction timeline and progressing a number of the other projects in our portfolio which we believe can be made to work on a similar model,” said Muirhall Energy’s managing director Chris Walker. He added that the company will start building over 300 MW of new power plants in the next three years. Its consented project portfolio currently stands at almost 400 MW.
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