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Small wind farm plan wins Scottish favour

Three wind turbines have been approved for the island of Stronsay in the Orkneys, to the north of Scotland. TXU Europe's application for a 2.25 MW wind cluster was granted consent by Orkney Islands Council. According to Peter Crone of Farm Energy, a development partner in the project, Stronsay's 300 households are unanimously in favour of the project. Since a planning condition stipulates that work on the project cannot take place between March and August -- to avoid disruption for the local red throated diver bird species -- civil works will begin in autumn, with installation slated for early 2002. The output will be sold under a premium priced Scottish Renewables Obligation (SRO) contract.

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