The Fishermen Three windfarm that Community Energy Scotland jointly built with Berwickshire Housing Association has been praised by judges at the British Renewable Energy Awards in London. The 7.5MW development at Hoprigshiels in the Borders was ‘highly commended’ by judges who recognised the partners success in developing the project to achieve social benefits. The windfarm should inject £30 million into affordable housing and the non-profit sector as well as supporting activities chosen by the community itself. ‘The Fisherman Three’ wind farm near Cockburnspath is the first wind farm in the UK to have been developed by a housing association as a means of funding new homes for social rental.
Scottish Energy News 19th June 2017 read more »