19th November 2019
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Mossy Hill Windfarm – graphic shows the view from Bressay

The Peel Energy graphic showing the proposed windfarm visible from Bressay.

The company behind the Mossy Hill Windfarm, which was approved by Shetland Islands Council last week, has issued an artist’s impression which shows the turbines visible from Bressay.

Peel Energy says its “Remote Island Wind” development, given the green light on Monday 15th April, will have a capacity of 50 megawatts and is anticipated to generate renewable energy for 25 years before being decommissioned.

A new sub-sea cable is being proposed separately, to connect all of Shetland’s renewable energy generation to mainland Scotland. In order to fund this interconnector cable, the government has announced that remote island wind projects will be eligible to take part in a competitive Contract for Difference (CfD) auction which provides financial support for renewable energy projects.

Peel Energy managing director Muir Miller said the Mossy Hill development would play an important role in Shetland’s future energy supply and the development itself was anticipated to make significant contributions towards the economy.

Mr Miller said: “The recent planning approval for Mossy Hill Windfarm brings us one step closer to providing a clean, affordable and secure source of electricity as well as long-lasting and tangible benefits for Shetland communities and the surrounding environment.

“We are now considering our CfD bid, the consultation on the proposed link and the grid connection. We will continue to liaise with all relevant stakeholders in expectation of bringing this development forward to deliver its range of benefits.”

8 comments

  1. Ian Tinkler

    A classic distortion of perspective. This is a photograph taken through a wide-angle lens. I would guess between 20/30mm which shrinks the horizon away into the distance making objects look far smaller than the human eye would normally see them. To see the same photograph with the same perspective as the human eye would require a photo through a lens of about 100/120mm. Just a typical con from the wind farm industry. Now Peel energy where exactly was this photo was taken from (grid reference, please) so we can all wander over and take our own photos and then superimpose 145 meter turbines on them. That may put the image in perspective. Remember people these turbines a far higher, above sea level, than the Eiffel tower. They certainly do not look like it from this typical fake image shot.

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  2. James Freeman

    Am I right in thinking Mossy Hill had a radar station on top in the early 60s

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    • Michael Garriock

      No, and yes.

      This is ‘Mossy Hill’ between Lerwick and Dale.

      The mis-named ‘Mossy Hill’ military station of the early 60’s – early 90’s was located on Twarriefield, between Levenwick and Scousburgh, approx 20 miles to the south.

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    • JOSEPH NIVEN

      there was a ministry of defence early warning system with large scanners on the south mainland hill between levenwick and bigton/scousburgh which is also called mossy hill, manned for many years by the royal signals.not sure if anything on mossy hill near lerwick where windmills planned.

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    • John N Hunter

      That was Mossy Hiil in the south mainland.,

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  3. Allen Fraser

    French farmers are revolting.
    Residents of Bressay and elsewhere within the 12 km infrasound range should be revulsed by what is planned for you with complements of SIC planning and Peel Energy – you can see why the French are revolting here:
    https://www.facebook.com/brutnature/videos/vb.161689651054707/1502272309903424/?type=2&theater

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  4. Mr ian Tinkler

    Further to my former comment about this distorted and corrupted imagery from Peel Energy of the Mossey Hill Windfarm, to get a true idea of the size of these turbines, look at the hills above Lerwick. Now Mossey Hill at its highest point is 154 metres above sea level. That towers well above Lerwick. With the turbine above that, the hight of the blade sweep is now 300 meters above sea level. Now just stand on the shoreline at sea level and look up at the hills. The turbines are nearly as high on the hills they stand on, on some much higher! What a great view people of Lerwick will be enduring for the next 20 years.

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    • Ian Tinkler

      Now imagine this. Sumburgh lighthouse and observatory are 100 metres above sea level. These Mossy Hill windmills will have blade tips 300 meters above Lerwick. Imagine looking at Sumburgh head that from Sumburgh airport runway, the turbine blades will be three times as high as Sumburgh Head! I would not fancy being a puffin or any bird flying through those rotating blades but Peele Energy needs to make its millions, and the SNP needs to finance Scotland’s independence. This Windfarm is not about generating clean electricity but generating money!

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