Scottish community wind project raises £1.4m

A Scottish community wind project has raised around £1.4 million out of its £1.8 million target. Heartland Community Wind has been given the green light to install two turbines with […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A Scottish community wind project has raised around £1.4 million out of its £1.8 million target.

Heartland Community Wind has been given the green light to install two turbines with a capacity of 250KW each, near Aberfeldy.

They will produce enough energy to power 250 homes and reduce 450 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year.

The society claims the surplus amount from the community fund will provide scholarships for local young people.

Heartland stated: “The heartland project is now ready to build. We have planning permissions, a grid connection and all the relevant permits. The Feed-in Tariff for this project was locked in before December 2014 so the project will not be affected by any recent government announcements regarding wind energy.”

The project is expected to start generating electricity by the end of the year.