Highlands first wind farm Co-op
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The Isle of Skye Renewables Co-op purchased a stake in the Ben Aketil wind farm from owners Falck Renewables Wind Limited in January 2008 after raising £812,137! In 2010 the members of the co-op were given the opportunity to purchase a further stake in the additional 2 turbines which are now constructed and fully operational.
The Ben Aketil wind farm site lies approximately 18 km west of the town of Portree on the Isle of Skye. The site covers a hilly region of generally open moorland to the northwestern end of the island with site elevations ranging from 90 m to 266 m along a gently sloping northwest to southeast ridge.
The Ben Aketil wind farm consists of twelve 2.3MW Enercon wind turbines. Erection of the turbines began in September and power started to be generated in November 2007. The twelve turbines generate enough clean, green energy to supply around 21,000 homes.
To generate clean, green electricity and help reduce reliance on existing less environmentally-friendly energy resources.