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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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Allt Dearg is Best for Community Benefit

Posted on 16/03/2015 by James Lithgow

Allt Dearg Community Wind Farm performed very well in 2014. Despite the wind speeds being slightly lower than in 2013, Allt Dearg still achieved the highest capacity factor in mainland Britain. A recently released report from Argyll & Bute Council shows that Allt Dearg is the clear winner in terms of delivering economic benefit to local communities.

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Windy Bus Tour Dates For 2015

Posted on 04/03/2015 by James Lithgow

Allt Dearg and Srondoire Community Wind Farms will be operating the popular wind farm bus tour one Saturday a month from April through to September, with the exception of July. Due to local demand the size of bus has been increased to ensure as many as possible can enjoy this unique view of Argyll.

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Sròndoire Community Wind Farm Welcomes Local Community Investment

Posted on 23/02/2015 by James Lithgow

The Sròndoire Community Wind Farm has secured a combined investment of £340,000 from Tighnabruaich District Community Renewables Limited and Tarbert & Skipness Renewables Limited, two companies set up by neighbouring community development trusts to participate in renewable energy opportunities. The communities’ investments have secured a 12 ½ % shareholding in the wind farm company and have been funded by long term loans from the Renewable Energy Investment Fund (REIF), established by the Scottish Government to help facilitate community ownership in renewables.

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Sròndoire Community Wind Farm Secures £8million Funding Package

Posted on 18/11/2014 by James Lithgow

The Sròndoire Community Wind Farm has secured debt funding of £8 million from a new City-based lending platform. The funders include KKR, a leading global investment firm, the Green Investment Bank, owned by the UK Government, and specialist investment managers Temporis Capital LLP, who previously managed the Ventus Funds’ investment in the very successful Allt Dearg Community Wind Farm. Allt Dearg is a sister project to Sròndoire.

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A View At Last

Posted on 10/09/2014 by James Lithgow

After five cloudy Windy Bus Tour trips over the summer months, visitors at the sixth and final trip of the season on Saturday 6th September were rewarded with clear(ish) skies and the fantastic views over to Jura and the Islands, and down Loch Fyne.

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Allt Dearg Community Cash Invested In Ardrishaig

Posted on 09/09/2014 by James Lithgow

The Ardrishaig Community Trust recently concluded the purchase of the North Hall in Ardrishaig from the Church of Scotland.

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