Vattenfall’s largest onshore wind farm begins generating

The 76-turbine Pen y Cymoedd wind farm in South Wales has begun generating electricity at full capacity.

The site is the largest onshore wind farm owned by Swedish utility firm Vattenfall.

The company also plans to build an energy storage facility on the site, using batteries supplied by car maker BMW.

> View Vattenfall's announcement

 

Good Energy launches £10m bond

Electricity supplier Good Energy has launched a £10 million bond offer.

The four-year bond offers 5% to customers and 4.75% interest to non-customers.

The company’s previous bond issue funded the building of a 4.7MW solar farm in Dorset, with two further sites in the pipeline.

> Find out more about the bonds

 

Scots marine energy firm joins Welsh hub

Orkney-based marine energy supply chain outfit Leask Marine has opened a base at the Marine Energy Hub in Pembroke Dock.

Leask provides commercial diving, vessel charter and consultancy services.

The company has ten years of experience working in the marine energy sector.

> Read Marine Energy Wales' announcement

 

TRIG buys community wind farm

The Renewable Infrastructure Group (TRIG) has bought the 10MW Neilston community wind farm in East Renfrewshire in Scotland.

The London-listed company paid £22.6 million to developer Carbon Free and the Neilston Development Trust.

TRIG now has 54 sites with a combined capacity of 720MW.

> Read TRIG's announcement

 

Scotland announces £43m funding pot for low-carbon projects

The Scottish Government has unveiled £43 million to fund low-carbon infrastructure.

Thirteen projects will share the cash, including a heat pump on the River Clyde in Glasgow to serve the Gorbals areas, an energy storage project on Shetland, and heat networks in Clydebank, Dundee, Glenrothes and Stirling.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the funding would be matched by the private sector and other public sector investors.

> See the Scottish Government's statement