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Pioneering Energy Station planned for Glenluce

A PIONEERING renewable energy station combining wind and solar power is planned for Glenluce.

Newport-based Gamesa Energy UK want to establish the renewable energy park on land at Carscreugh, two miles north east of the village. They plan to combine wind turbines with photovolcaic (pv) cells which produce power from solar energy.

The Free Press understands the "Carscreugh Renewable Energy Park" would be the first of its kind in Scotland.

Already the firm have met with the local community and have carried out a number of preliminary investigations on the surrounding environment. And although there is no indication of the size of the development yet, it is likely to be larger than the 15-turbine windfarm under construction at Artfield Fell, near New Luce.

Engineers from GEUK will meet with planning officials on Dumfries and Galloway Council later this month and hope to be in a position to go for planning permission early next year.

GEUK's Project Manager Nick Sage told the Free Press:

"This project is at an early stage but it is an exciting one.

"As far as I'm aware, it is a unique approach we are taking by using pv as part of a renewable energy project."

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