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Allt Dearg Sets Gold Standard For Community Benefit

Posted on 03/02/2016 by James Lithgow

Argyll & Bute Council have released data on the Community Benefit payments made by Argyll's Wind Farms in 2015. Whilst Allt Dearg wind farm represents under 5% of the county's installed generation capacity, the community and locally owned wind farm contributes over 33% of the total direct community benefit paid out in Argyll.

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Ardrishaig Community Wind Farm 2015 Record Output

Posted on 01/01/2016 by James Lithgow

The Allt Dearg Community Wind Farm which is partly owned by the Ardrishaig community, has beaten the previous highest level of annual energy generation to set a new site generation record in 2015.

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The Dooker Completes Her Final Test

Posted on 27/11/2015 by James Lithgow

This week's windy weather has provided ideal conditions to put the three Sròndoire turbines through their final endurance tests.

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Sròndoire Community Wind Farm Starts Production

Posted on 11/11/2015 by James Lithgow

The three Sròndoire Community Wind Farm turbines are now all turning and generating both clean energy and substantial economic benefit for Argyll’s rural communities. After approval from SSE, Sròndoire has been able to increase production and export power onto the local distribution grid. This has coincided with wet and windy weather, allowing the Vestas crew to complete commissioning and testing ahead of the most productive winter period.

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Allt Dearg Passes the Half Million Pound Mark

Posted on 11/11/2015 by James Lithgow

The total direct community benefit delivered in cash paid out by Allt Dearg Community Wind Farm to the Allt Dearg Educational Trust and the Ardrishaig Community Trust has topped the symbolic £ 1/2 million mark, after nearly three years of wind farm operation.

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Power On at Sròndoire Community Wind Farm

Posted on 27/08/2015 by James Lithgow

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.

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Last Turbine Up at Sròndoire Community Windfarm as Renewables Storm Rages

Posted on 01/08/2015 by James Lithgow

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.

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Dooker - First Turbine Up at Sròndoire Community Wind Farm

Posted on 17/07/2015 by James Lithgow

The Srondòire turbine construction crew worked through Wednesday night in near perfect weather conditions to erect Srondoire 3 - the Dooker - the first of three Vestas V80 turbines to be built this summer.

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Sròndoire Turbines Start Going Up

Posted on 11/07/2015 by James Lithgow

The first of the tower sections for the three Sròndoire Community Wind Farm turbines was lifted into place on Thursday 9th July. Weather permitting all three turbines should be completed by the end of July and will enter service in October.

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Pat Back In Action

Posted on 16/05/2015 by James Lithgow

One of the Allt Dearg turbines has been out of action for a few weeks with a damaged blade. The Vestas service team worked overnight on Thursday last week to fit a replacement blade to Pat.

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