Britain wants to generate enough wind energy to power every home in the country by 2030. And a cluster of remote islands is central to that goal. We visited a wind farm in the Shetland Islands, Scotland, to find out more.

Scotland offers some of the windiest conditions in Europe, making the Shetland Islands, located in the northernmost region of the UK, the best place to develop and harvest wind energy.

To that end, British power company SSE has invested millions in what will be the country’s largest onshore wind farm when it is completed in 2024.

The Viking wind farm, with its 103 turbines, could power almost half a million households.

Alistair Phillips-Davies, CEO of SSE, said energy security is paramount.

“We don’t want to import oil and gas from far away places that we no longer want to deal with and when we no longer trust the regimes,” Phillips-Davies told CNBC.

However, a lack of capacity in the UK’s electricity grid could derail its ambitious goal of being carbon-free by 2030.

We visited Viking’s wind farm, which has been around for more than 15 years, to find out more.