One of our former offices in Italy is now home to the town library after a joint community initiative to breathe new life into old buildings. We’ve been working with the Municipality of San Sostene in Southern Italy, where our 43 turbine wind farm is located, and a local group of retired people to refurbish the building and transform it...
On 13 October 2021 we launched our first Social Lending Platform initiative for the Agrivoltaic Project of Landolina, in Scicli in the province of Ragusa (Sicily - Italy). The construction of the agrivoltaic project is set to begin in November 2021 and will cover a 22-hectare Site - 17 of which will be used for photovoltaics and crops with 5...
Gordon Cowtan, Director of the Fintry Development Trust, took part in the panel “Efficient permitting: a key to unlock market potential”, in the framework of Wind Europe Conference on April 2, in Bilbao. The session brought together permitting authorities, project developers and communities to discuss the state-of-the-art of permitting in several countries. This was an important occasion for the Fintry Development...
The World Economic Forum has selected our financial cooperative scheme (a.k.a BenCom) as a major disruptive innovation in the energy sector from the past decade. The report “Global Innovations from the Energy Sector 2010-2020” showcases global energy innovations which are judged to be novel, beneficial to society and contributing to accelerating the global energy transition. Since 2005, in the United Kingdom,...
We’re delighted to be sponsoring Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group’s Art of Renewable Energy photography competition. The winning photographs which can be landscapes, people or abstracts will feature in an online exhibition and a calendar for 2022. Find out more about how to enter here!
A drop-in information session was held at the Thornton Road Community Centre, Kirkmuirhill, South Lanarkshire on 16 September for members of the public who are interested in becoming a member of Auchrobert Community Energy Society. The Society is working together with Falck Renewables and Energy4All to offer a £1.5 million stake in Auchrobert wind farm based in South Lanarkshire. 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...
Partnering with local communities and sharing our knowledge are among the pillars of Falck Renewables Sustainability Charter, a commitment we are willing to export from the UK to the other countries where we operate. Under such a spirit, we recently held some meetings in Norway. On November 14, in Svelgen, the closer town to the Hennøy wind farm we are...
Falck Renewables is part of the Coalition for Action of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), an international network that brings together private sector actors, trade associations, intergovernmental organizations, civil society and research institutes to discuss the latest trends in the renewable energy sector, share knowledge on cutting-edge technologies, determine actions and exchange good practices in support of the...
Residents and visitors to Seaforth House in Golspie, near our Kilbraur Wind Farm, can now sit outside in style. The care home’s old benches have been refurbished and painted thanks to a collaboration between the Kilbraur Wind Farm Community Benefit Trust (KWCBT) and the Community Payback team. Young people transformed the benches as part of their community payback service with paint...

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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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