|As well as dominating the domestic UK wind-ustry, Scottish energy entrepreneurs have also exported £25 million a year for the past five years in renewable sales and services.
Low-carbon industries and their supply chains generated almost £11 billion in 2014 and supported 43,500 jobs, according to figures from the Office of National Statistics published recently.
Examples of recent renewable exports include:
- Orkney-based consultancy Aquatera has been involved in the creation of marine energy projects in the United States, Chile, Japan, Columbia, Peru and Indonesia
- Windhoist, a crane company based in Irvine, North Ayrshire, has installed more than 4,800 wind turbines across the globe, from South Africa and Morocco to Australia and Belgium
- St Andrews-based SMRU Consulting is working in the Bay of Fundy, Canada, to monitor how porpoises and dolphins interact with tidal energy turbines
- Glasgow’s Star Renewable Energy has installed a heat pump in Drammen, Norway, which now provides warmth for the city’s 63,000 residents and business
- Orkney’s European Marine Energy Centre was called upon to plan for the development of a wave and tidal energy industry in Nagasaki, Japan.