According to a newly released report, Renewables could generate £725m for the Scottish islands’ over the next 25 years.
Energy consultancy Baringa, released the report and found if investments were made in grid infrastructure and generating assets, the amount of renewable energy deployed on the islands could exponentially grow by 2020s.
"This report confirms the potential of the vast renewable resources of our islands," said Scotland's energy minister, Fergus Ewing. "They are arguably the best places in Europe to deliver renewable energy. The wind speeds are the strongest and they have the best potential for wave and tidal energy in the future."
The report, which was commissioned by the Scottish government also mentioned that a renewable energy push would create up to 2,000 jobs during the peak development stage.
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