SSE have completed the local works at Sròndoire, allowing the 6MW Community Wind Farm to power up for the first time. The Vestas construction team will now complete the electrical commissioning in the three 2MW turbines. The wind farm is due to reach full capacity at the end of October.
Betty the Belter - The last of the three Sròndoire Vestas V80 2MW turbines was lifted into place on Wednesday 29th July. In a month where the politics of renewable energy have filled the headlines and signalled the end of new commercial scale local independent renewable energy generation, the Sròndoire Community Windfarm passed another critical construction milestone on the way to entering service this October. Britain is plagued by technical illiteracy in senior government, the knowledge gaps plugged by lobbyists promoting their own agendas, and policy being driven by political expedience, rather than rational technical analysis. Governments come and go, what remains is our long term need for diversified non-carbon energy generation.