Our sixth community cooperative (BenCom) has been launched at the Scottish wind farm of Assel Valley (25MW), Ayrshire. This initiative enables local inhabitants to invest in the renewable energy business by financing part of the wind farm and receive yearly interest in return over a period of 15 years. The public share offer launched by the BenCom Assel Valley Community Renewables...
We’ve had an update from Pinmore and Pinwherry Community Council at our Assel Valley Wind Farm in South Ayrshire. They have also been busy rising to the current challenges and have extended the support they usually offer through their Patient Transport scheme. This means that residents who can’t go out due to illness or self-isolation have the costs of delivering...
We were delighted to get together online with representatives from the communities around our wind farms at our 4th annual Sustainable Community Forum yesterday. During the Forum we caught up with some of the fantastic projects underway around Europe and got some insights into the impact funding from our wind farms has made and how young people are getting involved...
We are delighted to report that the Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston Community Company have been shortlisted in the Scottish Green Energy Awards for their new affordable housing project, Caledonian Court. The 12 house scheme features innovative heating systems and other features such as bike storage to encourage active travel and an orchard to offset carbon emissions. The installation of the...
ARE YOU A STUDENT CONSIDERING A CAREER IN THE RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR? APPLY BEFORE 13 NOVEMBER 2019 TO REQUEST FINANCIAL SUPPORT! We believe in nurturing talents and we are committed to supporting young people develop professional skills related to the renewable energy sector. Falck Renewables Support Scheme for Sustainable Energy Studies 2019 will provide financial support for individuals to allow them to...
Today we stage (this time online) the 3rd Falck Renewables Sustainable Community Forum. We are looking forward to this annual event with the local communities living around our UK renewable plants, despite the difficult times we are facing. This year it is more important than ever that people keep in touch and share their practices. As usual, we will also deliver the...
We organized open days at two of our wind farms in France (Ty-Ru in Bretagne and Coudrays in Centre-Val-de Loire), earlier this month in partnership with SER, the French renewable energy association  The first day focused on visits from local schools and politicians with the second open to the general public, with the aim of sharing information about how...
This competition is open to projects that have been at least part funded by a Falck Renewables community benefit fund or BenCom. Three prizes will be awarded to the best projects amongst the Falck Renewables Community, undertaken within the last five years. The first prize of £3,000, 2nd prize of £2,000 and the 3rd prize of £1,000 will be paid to...
A project encouraging people to commute to work by e-bike from the Carron Valley has been recognised for its role in promoting decarbonisation on a local scale. The Valley Renewables Group (VRG), a community development trust which administers the community benefit funds from the Earlsburn and Kingsburn Wind Farms, won the award and £6,000 at wind farm owner Falck Renewables’...
Undeterred by lockdown, Girvan Men’s Shed members have been working hard on a garden to enhance the entrance of Girvan Football Club’s Hamilton Park. Funding from Falck Renewables Assel Valley Wind Farm helped the Shedders as they’re known, to progress the project, working in partnership with several local groups and businesses to overcome the hurdles presented by the pandemic. Grants Whisky...

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West Browncastle – South Lanarkshire, Scotland

Near Strathaven in South Lanarkshire, West Browncastle Wind Farm has 12 turbines. Funding goes to the South Lanarkshire Renewable Energy Fund which...

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