Ice cream manufacturer Mackie’s of Scotland’s solar farm, on the family farm near Westertown, Aberdeenshire, is celebrating its first full year of green energy production.
Responding, Lindsey Roberts, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said:
“Mackie’s commitment to renewable energy is already clear for all to see – the company’s ice cream tubs feature the wind turbines which have been generating power at its farm since 2005.
Although Scotland isn’t famous for its sunshine, all forms of renewable energy have their part to play in our energy mix
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“The addition of a solar farm 12 months ago shows that although Scotland isn’t famous for its sunshine, all forms of renewable energy have their part to play in our energy mix.
“The Mackie’s project also demonstrates how well wind and solar power work together, with power now being produced on both sunny, still days and cloudy, overcast ones.”