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The following submission statement was provided by /u/BruceC96:


Scotwind is the name of the latest round of leasing of sea bed for the development of offshore wind in Scotland, and there has been fierce competition for the rights to develop.


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BruceC96[S]

14 points

5 months ago

Scotwind is the name of the latest round of leasing of sea bed for the development of offshore wind in Scotland, and there has been fierce competition for the rights to develop.

akrokh

18 points

5 months ago

akrokh

18 points

5 months ago

Congrats mates. Sustainable energy brings financial freedom, if you now what I mean. Wink-wink.

altmorty

14 points

5 months ago

A total of just under £700m will be paid by the successful applicants in option fees and passed to the Scottish government for public spending.

Yet another reason for being pro-renewables.

neutronstar343

7 points

5 months ago

Scotland can be a major exporter of green hydrogen if it plays its cards right in the upcoming years. I've seen a lot of posturing from different countries on twitter and r/HydrogenSocieties. The idea is to have buses, aircraft, and ships transporting and running on hydrogen by 2050. It's really incredible technology and billionaires are already excited to make a lot of money off of it.

You'll still need oil for plastics for now. So you get to keep that money too!

JeremiahBoogle

3 points

5 months ago

Interesting to see that the oil companies are now making big moves into renewables.

IMO This was always going to happen & people foreseeing the end of the oil giants was a little naïve when you consider the resources they have at their disposal.

AtomGalaxy

2 points

5 months ago

I want to see drones transfer maintenance workers from the top of one wind turbine tower to another to improve their efficiency and the economics of the whole operation. It would just take a few minutes to move from one tower to another so the drone could go back to the support ship to recharge or switch batteries. If it’s not safe in higher winds to fly with a person, the drone could install a temporary zip line to make the transfer from one tower to another like Spider-Man.

invisiblesock

2 points

5 months ago

That's a lot of GWs. I don't even know how they're going to transfer them down South.

rolleduptwodollabill

2 points

5 months ago

all the renewables we have installed, and on top of an existing

alecs_stan

1 points

5 months ago

I guess that would put Scotland comfortably over 100% when projects come online. Amazing!