The remote Scottish Island of Canna is the westernmost of the Small Isles Archipelago in the Inner Hebrides. Thanks to Community Energy Scotland and the hard work of the local islanders, after 10 years Canna’s renewable energy dreams have been realised. Six SD6 Small Wind Turbines were selected due to their extreme weather capability and low cost of ownership and have now been commissioned as part of the islands new renewable energy mini-grid system which also includes Solar PV and Battery Storage. The community has also formed the Canna Renewable Energy and Electrification Ltd (CREEL) as part of the islands progression from diesel power to clean renewable energy. CREEL director Geraldine MacKinnon said the community energy project had been a long standing ambition for islanders. “The island is exposed to the full force of Atlantic gales and we can finally start to put that to good use,” she said. “As well as reducing the noise and pollution from the old diesel generators, the new scheme will give us the capacity to build additional houses here, so that we can increase the number of people who can make their home on this beautiful island”.
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The Isle of Eigg was amongst the Pioneers of Small Scale Wind being utilised for the Electrification of Remote & Rural Communities. The Mini-Grid celebrated its 10th Anniversary this year after originally being commissioned in 2008.
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