Turbine would cut school’s electricity bills

SCBF says everyone in the community, individuals, businesses and other local organisations will have a say in the consultation.

AROUND £10,000 a year could be saved on electricity as Shetland Islands Council looks into installing a wind turbine at Baltasound Junior High School in Unst.

Plans have been submitted to install a 10kW wind turbine on a 12 metre tower in an unused field to the west of the school to supply electricity to the building.

Energy manager in the council’s carbon management team John Simpson said over an initial seven-year period it is estimated that the turbine would save £68,000 in electricity bills.

It is predicted that it could generate 41,800kWh every year.