Our Auchrobert Wind Farm is looking very pretty in the snow and had some enthusiastic visitors recently. Many thanks to Ollie and Layla and their human Les Hoggan, editor of Strathaven Echoes, for sending us this article.
We’re delighted to be sponsoring the Scottish Council for Development and Industry’s Harnessing Value for Scotland from Offshore Wind event on 4 February with BlueFloat Energy. Featuring a presentation from Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands Paul Wheelhouse MSP, the event will bring together speakers and organisations spearheading offshore wind energy in Scotland. It will provide an insight into the...
We have launched our first community benefit scheme in Spain - and the very first in the Mediterranean area - propelled with part of the revenues of our Carrecastro windfarm, located in the municipalities of Tordesillas and Velilla, Castilla y León region. Similar to other initiatives we have up and running in the UK, Sweden, and Norway, this scheme...
Our co-ownership scheme in the UK with the Fintry Renewable Energy Enterprise (FREE) is featured in International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)'s new paper “Stimulating investment in Community Energy: broadening the ownership of renewables”. In 2007 we negotiated an agreement for the loaning of capital allowing FREE to become virtual owner of one of the 15 turbines Earlsburn windfarm in Scotland. The...
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Falck Renewables sustainability and community engagement approach has been highlighted in “The Pulse” session on WindTV at the WindEnergy Hamburg global event, organized by WindEurope (1-4 December). In a 8-minute video we showcased our commitment for the sustainability of local communities living around our wind farms, through our voice and, more importantly, through the voices of the communities themselves. From the local trusts and...
The Boyndie Trust won one of the awards at our recent online Forum and made the front page of their local paper the Banffshire Journal. Read more about it here: Grampianonline  
After UK and Sweden, today we are launching Falck Renewables Renewable Energy Studies Support Scheme in Spain. Students living around our wind farms in Tordesillas and Velilla (Castilla y León) and in Muel (Aragón) can apply to receive financial support in their effort to gain an education in the renewable/sustainable energy sector. Once more, we believe in nurturing talent and...
The 3rd Falck Renewables Sustainable Community Forum took place yesterday and gathered about 70 delegates from the local communities living around our wind farms in the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Norway. AIthough it was a bit of a challenge to stage our annual event online we felt that this year more than ever it was important to get together 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...
The first Falck Renewables Support Scheme created outwith the UK is aimed at students and young professionals living near the Åliden and Brattmyrliden wind farms.   One of the commitments we undertake to the local communities we share territories with is to promote and disseminate at local level knowledge about the renewable/sustainable energy sector. This effort takes shape also through supporting young people...

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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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