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Over 60% of the UK's onshore wind capacity

Scotland leads the way in onshore wind.

By investing in Scotland's onshore wind industry you'll be joining a growing industry.

And you'll also benefit from a supportive business environment, a strong supply chain and a developed infrastructure.

Whitelee's 215 turbines generate 539MW of electricity

Home to the UK's largest windfarm

Powering 300,000 homes and producing 539MW.

ScottishPower Renewables (part of the global Iberdrola group) operates the Whitelee windfarm near Glasgow - the largest in the UK.

Lanarkshire's Clyde windfarm, operated by SSE, isn't far behind - with capacity to power 280,000 homes and an extension already planned.

Aikengall Community Windfarm

Powering ahead

By investing in Scotland's onshore wind sector, you'll be joining a growing industry.

In 2014/15 our onshore wind industry generated turnover of £211 million - that's higher than England, Wales and Northern Ireland combined.

And we were home to half of all onshore wind construction activity in the UK, along with 70% of new consents. 

That means you'll be investing in a growing industry. In fact, the 1.2 gigawatts of onshore wind currently under construction here is expected to deliver an annual turnover of £580 million.


Ready for your project

We've got the infrastructure to support your investment in onshore wind.

From grid infrastructure to planning policies, transport links to highly skilled workers, we've got the essentials for successful onshore wind projects.

You'll also have access to the wider UK and European markets, our network of energy ports, Enterprise Areas designed to support the renewables industry and the expertise and experience of Scotland's energy industry.

Supporting your investment

We're here to support your onshore wind project, every step of the way.

Scotland's growing renewables industry benefits from a supportive business environment.

We can help you find the right funding, locations and partners to make your onshore wind project a success.

By helping you make connections with our universities and our energy supply chain companies, we can help you make the most of the latest innovation and technology and access the skills and experience of our workforce.

Our support will be tailored to meet your needs, designed to make it easier for you to invest in our growing onshore wind industry.

Companies investing in Scotland benefit from our talented workforce.

Head of Trade and Investment, Energy - Ewen Cameron

Scotland's abundant resources make it a natural home for your renewable energy project. And you'll also find unrivalled business support, outstanding locations, exceptional experience and unique energy capabilities.

We have offices in 20 countries, staffed by teams who can talk you through Scotland’s capabilities and the funding support that may be available to you.

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