A WIND farm developed by a housing association to fund new homes is in the running for a raft of awards. The new community wind farm in Berwickshire is thought to be the first of its kind in the UK. It is hoped it will generate revenue of £20 million over the next 25 years – enough to allow Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) to build 500 new homes. It should also produce enough energy to power about 5900 households. The wind farm, which has been named The Fisherman Three, has been shortlisted in the Best Community Project category of the Scottish Green Energy Awards, run by Scottish Renewables. Welcoming the new nominations, BHA’s chief executive Helen Forsyth said the wind farm would not only allow the association to build new homes but would also provide an initial community benefit payment of £37,500 per year.
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