An announcement has come today detailing a £5million investment from global energy companies for the firm behind plans to build a commercial-scale, kite-driven power station, near Stranraer in Scotland.
Commenting on the news, WWF Scotland director Lang Banks said:
“We hope the investment enables this emerging renewable technology to achieve its aim of developing a commercial-scale project.
Kite power technology offers the prospect of an exciting new way to harness the power of the wind
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“Kite power technology offers the prospect of an exciting new way to harness the power of the wind, particularly in places where it might be impractical to erect a wind turbine.
“Alongside energy reduction schemes and other renewables, this technology could contribute to helping us to end our addiction with climate changing fossil fuels.
“We hope the innovation being shown by this project and the many others across the country inspires our politicians to think big when they come to review their climate change and energy ambitions.”