An Aberdeenshire wind farm will supply more than 500 homes in south-west England with power under a new agreement confirmed today, further underlining the strength of Scotland’s renewable energy sector. Sustainable energy firm Thrive Renewables and gas and electricity supplier Bristol Energy have struck a supply deal for 0.8 megawatts of wind power from an onshore site near Strichen, enough energy to power around 550 homes. The supplier purchased the renewable electricity produced by Thrive’s Clayfords wind farm for 12 months starting from September this year, in a deal completed via online auction site E-power. Bristol-based business Thrive owns the single-turbine site as part of its nationwide renewable project portfolio of 21 sites, with assets under management in excess of £105 million. Nine of these investments are based in Scotland, where Thrive has some 450 shareholders.
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