Tiree(Argyll)Array dropped, a victory for common sense and the environment
Visual and Technical Issues of the proposed array. See how Tiree could have been transformed into an industrial seascape.
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Tiree Array and its environmental issues are explained. After SPR dropped the Array(Dec 2013) these have now put Tiree, and the proposed Array area, on a trajectory to being considered for SPA and MPA status (July 2014) .
John Cole (Head of Iberdrola -SPR Offshore Wind) stated the following reasons for SPR dropping the Tiree Array:- (1)Financial- "the project is not financially viable in the short term " (2) Technology- " ..the technology wasn't ready" (3) Environmental - considerable presence of basking sharks (4) Considering "the needs of local stakeholders".
Visualisations are indicative only, and offered to give a visual impression of the potential scale of the proposed Array.