Welcome to our latest newsletter
Every teenager gets the joy of independence, but also feels the harshness of losing support from parents and gets frustrated about still having restrictions imposed on them. The onshore wind industry in the UK is getting to the end of its teenage years, and we are starting to see signs of new activity in the ‘subsidy free’ world. Many turbines are also coming to the end of their teenage years, and we are actively working in lifetime extension of projects. We have been helping to re-locate old turbines and exploring the relative benefits of different extension strategies compared to repowering and decommissioning, as you may have heard me discuss at a Panel Session at RenewableUK’s annual event last week.
Another way to progress in a subsidy-free world is by developing technology delivering a big reduction in cost of energy. It’s worth reading a recent article in the Guardian newspaper
about Kite Power Solutions and see what Bill Gates has to say about airborne wind, too. We think that the technology is well worth progressing.
I hope this newsletter is interesting to you. We seek to make a difference in all that we do, so please tell us what you would like more of from us in future.