Argyll Array wind farm project on hold for year for further study

Windfarm Wind farm turbine. Quality image. GV of the Griffin Wind Farm near Aberfeldy in Perthshire
Wind farms: The projects often attract controversy.© HEMEDIA / SWNS Group

A wind farm project in Argyll has been put on hold for 12 months to allow its developer to consider potential environmental impacts.

The Argyll Array project has faced opposition from local campaigners concerned about its effect on the surrounding area.

It is estimated the site could generate between 500MW and 1800MW of green energy. That would be enough to power between 270,000 and 1,000,000 households.

A ScottishPower Renewables spokesman said: “ScottishPower Renewables has put the Argyll Array windfarm project on hold for 12 months.

“During this period, the company, acting as a responsible developer, will work alongside other agencies to study the results of initial detailed environmental studies of the project area.

“The pause in the Project programme will also enable the company to monitor the industry’s progress in relation to improvements in turbine, foundation and vessel technology, with a view to developing a technical solution that is fit for purpose in dealing with the physical characteristics of this site.”