This is an interesting article in BusinessGreen about the potential benefits to be had from repowering older UK onshore wind farms as they reach the end of their operational lives.

The article is prompted by a report from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU).  By repowering sites using the latest and most efficient equipment, it is argued that the UK's generating capacity could increase by more than 1.3GW.  The fact that repowering could be relevant to more than 750 turbines across nearly 60 sites in the UK in the next five years shows what a significant potential development this is.

Given the substantial amount of onshore wind farm construction that has taken place in the UK over the last 15 years, repowering is a topic we should expect to hear a lot more about going forward.