Tuesday 2 August 2022 03:57 PM Hundreds of onshore wind turbines in the UK could be made up to 60ft taller to ... trends now

Tuesday 2 August 2022 03:57 PM Hundreds of onshore wind turbines in the UK could be made up to 60ft taller to ... trends now
Tuesday 2 August 2022 03:57 PM Hundreds of onshore wind turbines in the UK could be made up to 60ft taller to ... trends now

Tuesday 2 August 2022 03:57 PM Hundreds of onshore wind turbines in the UK could be made up to 60ft taller to ... trends now

Hundreds of onshore wind turbines could be made up to 60ft TALLER as energy firms attempt to overcome planning rules by upgrading them to provide more power Octopus Energy said they can provide electricity for half a million more households by upgrading 1,000 wind turbines The company plans to make them up to 25% taller and install bigger blades  Households near the turbines could be offered cheaper tariffs as an incentive

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Turbines could get bigger blades and be made 65 feet taller to get around restrictions limiting onshore wind farm expansion.

Octopus Energy, who currently power more than three million UK homes and businesses, say they can provide electricity for a further half a million by reconfiguring or replacing up to 1,000 turbines, the Telegraph has reported.

The average height of an onshore wind turbine in the UK is currently 246 feet, according to RenewableUK, but the new plans could see them soaring well above 300 feet.  

It comes as Rishi Sunak, who is in the running to become the next Prime Minister, said he wanted to ‘reassure communities’ that he would scrap plans to relax the ban on onshore wind in England, focussing instead on offshore turbines.

Repowering plans could see wind turbines increasing in height by about 25%, which Octopus Energy claims could help them provide electricity to half a million more households

Repowering plans could see wind turbines increasing in height by about 25%, which Octopus Energy claims could help them provide electricity to half a million more households

Nearly 60 per cent of the UK’s wind power is currently generated by onshore wind turbines but installation has slowed since David Cameron stopped the technology from receiving subsidies in 2015.

Planning laws were also changed to give local councils tougher powers over whether onshore wind turbines were built in their areas.

Octopus Energy Generation’s chief executive Zoisa North-Bond said the company has teamed with turbine manufacturer EWT who will help them to replace inefficient machines, many of which

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