Scottish co-ops making history

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SHARENERGY will make history when its community turbine is officially launched on 12 July in Dingwall. The 250kW turbine is the first in Scotland to be 100 per cent owned by a co-operative – Dingwall Wind Co-Op – and demonstrates how communities are increasingly taking their energy future into their own hands. Now Wester Derry… Read more »

Project featured in Guardian

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Wester Derry Wind Co-op was mentioned in a great article in the Guardian on Saturday…great to be recognised as pioneers on the UK stage. In the meanwhile we are at the Alyth show – we’re very keen to attract members…

Project featured in Guardian

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Leominster Sunrise was featured in a really good article in Saturday’s Guardian – Leominster is becoming known as a pioneering place when it comes to renewable energy co-ops. There are a few around these days but how many small market

Community wind in Herefordshire needs support

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Supporters of community wind please click here: http://planning.powys.gov.uk/portal/servlets/PlanningComments?REFNO=P/2012/0573 and register support for the Reeves Hill planning application. They will accept comments online but only for a few more days so please do it now. The background: Since 2006, planning permission has been sought for 4 wind turbines at Reeves Hill on the Powys – Herefordshire… Read more »

Scottish wind co-ops taking off

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We’re having a lot of interest in our Wester Derry Wind Co-op right now – we’re doing a lot of publicity at the moment and we’re hoping to attract some new members. As a sneak peek to what they are signing up to, have a look at Dingwall Wind Co-op’s turbine – also a WTN 250kW,… Read more »

Planning application withdrawn

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Crida Wind Co-op has decided to withdraw the planning application for 2 turbines. We received a copy of the planning officer’s report late last week… just over a year after submitting our application. You can read it here. Unfortunately they … Continue reading

Success for Llangattock Green Valleys Micro Hydro (2) Co-operative

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Llangattock Green Valleys is celebrating the success of its second micro hydro co-operative share offer. While the co-operative has not yet raised its full target of £690,000, it has secured well over the minimum £550,000 it needs to proceed with the project. The directors are now seeking loan finance to fund the balance, and the… Read more »

Dropin session 21 June

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As we’re extending the share offer we’ve planned  a new local dropin  – it’s at Blairgowrie Royal Hotel on the 21 June, from 11-2. Drop-in sessions are a chance to come and meet the co-op founders, and ask us any questions…

Dingwall Wind Co-op turbine nearing completion

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Very exciting times for us- Dingwall Wind Co-op are a week away from a spinning turbine! See the other pics here as it begins its journey from Germany to the Highlands. Hot on its heels will be Wester Derry – shares still available until June 9th. Both projects have been developed with very heavy Sharenergy involvement… Read more »