Banks Renewables proposing wind farm in Scotland

Banks Renewables Ltd. has proposed a new wind farm near Woodland, Scotland.

Banks Renewables Ltd. has proposed a new wind farm near Woodland, Scotland, according to The Northern Echo. The company wants to build a 4-turbine wind farm with a maximum height of 125 meters and an energy generation capacity of up to 14 megawatts.

Banks Renewables has begun attending public meetings to work with the local communities on the project. Company representatives attended the Hamsterley Parish Council meeting Aug. 11, where the company has submitted a request for permission to install the wind turbines. The representatives and community members discussed the benefits of the proposed project, the logistics of building the farm as well as its effect on the surrounding land and wildlife.

Some members of the community are concerned with the construction of the wind farm, stating the village and its infrastructure weren't meant for the vehicles that will be needed, The Northern Echo reported.

The company is urging the project's approval, stating onshore wind farms are the cheapest form of renewable energy. It has also agreed to give the area between $108,000 and $116,000 each year for the life of the wind farm.

More information on wind energy can be found at PennEnergy's research area.

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