Explore Shetland's long history of leading the transition to net zero energy
The community of Fair Isle installed the first commercial wind turbine in the UK
An experimental Howden HWP wind turbine is erected on Susetter Hill, Voe (750kW)
The Lerwick District Heating Scheme goes live with heat from the Energy Recovery Plant delivered to buildings in Lerwick
The Fair Isle Electric Company is formed
Burradale Wind Farm, the most productive windfarm in the world per unit of installed capacity, is operational
The first community owned renewable hydrogen energy project of its kind in the world
“Working toward a sustainable future in Shetland”, the Shetland Renewable Energy Forum is formed (and would later go dormant in 2014)
First Wind2Heat systems are installed, connecting wind turbines directly to the storage heating systems of community organisations
The Pure Energy Centre is launched, pioneering hydrogen technology across the globe
Foula Community Energy Scheme is operational
Active management of energy demand, generation and energy storage assets trialed in Shetland.
The first community owned tidal turbine is installed in Bluemull Sound (30kW)
Luggie’s Knowe Wind Farm is operational (3MW)
The world’s first offshore tidal stream energy array is deployed in Bluemull Sound, supplying clean, predictable power to the Shetland grid (300kW)
Garth Wind Farm is operational (4.5MW)
Beaw Field Wind Farm received planning consent (57.8MW)
The Foula Enegy Scheme is refurbished
Nova partners with Tesla to install energy storage at the Shetland Tidal Array, providing baseload tidal power to the Shetland grid. Another world first.
Mossy Hill Wind Farm received planning consent (46.8MW)
Planning application is submitted for the Yell Wind Farm (126MW)
The ORION Clean Energy Project, a strategic framework that aims to shape Shetland as a world leading green energy island, is launched
A fourth turbine is added to the Shetland Tidal Array (0.5MW)
Shetland Islands Council recognized the Global Climate Emergency
Viking Wind Energy Farm is under construction (443MW)
Shetland HVDC link (600MW, 320/132kV substation and HVDC converter station) under construction
“Championing Shetland’s transition to Net Zero”, the Shetland Net Zero Energy Forum is formed
Nova partners with SIC to install the world’s first tidal powered electric vehicle charge point.
Three projects offered seabed agreements for offshore wind projects under Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind.
A fifth and sixth tidal turbine are added to the Shetland Tidal Array, making it the array with the largest number of operational tidal stream turbines in the world (6 turbines totalling 0.6MW)
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