75 turbines, 200 jobs, 300,000 homes – by 2012 – It’s going to be Big!

Europe’s largest onshore wind farm in East Renfrewshire is going to be even bigger.

Scottish Power Renewables is to add another 75 wind turbines to the farm on Eaglesham Moor by 2012.

This will take the farm’s number of turbines to 215, raising its generation capacity to 539MW – enough to power 300,000 homes.

The expansion will also create an additional 200 jobs.

The additional turbines will make it one of the largest wind farms in the world.

It’s more economic good news for the area and for renewable energy generation as a whole in the UK.

Read a more in-depth report on the BBC website.

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