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It’s blowy out there…

Here’s a couple of interesting graphs on this day of gales, taken from the data that is recorded from our turbine, Varuna, sent to Denmark for analysis and then back to us here in Achiltibuie! Just a small selection of … Continue reading

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Pipped at the post

We were pipped at the post for the Best Community Project award at the Scottish Green Energy Awards in Edinburgh on 30th November by a very worthy winner, West Harris Community Trust. They have a nice scheme which ticks so … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

Something or nothing. When we asked for suggestions for a name for the Coigach Wind Turbine we got a wide range – some light-hearted, some serious, some rude, some corny – certainly none that everyone would agree on, until one … Continue reading

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Approaching the journey’s end…

On a cold, wet and windy day yesterday members of Coigach community and others gathered to celebrate the realisation of a dream started in March 2003 when, at a packed community meeting, the decision was taken to explore the possibility … Continue reading

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Up and running – and in the running!

  You may well ask what have we been doing since our last posting on this site, and why haven’t we been keeping it up to date? Well, glad to say we’ve done just about everything and the turbine was … Continue reading

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Section 19a Approval

We’ve heard that our application for a so-called ‘Scheme for Development’, otherwise known as a Section 19a, has been granted by the Scottish Land Court. This will allow us to put the final piece of the jigsaw in our land … Continue reading

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Tilting at windmills

Our community wind project – the Village Turbine – is proceeding apace with our project managers Locogen Ltd moving ahead on several fronts readying for construction and a ‘switch on’ date of March 2017, with funds then beginning to roll … Continue reading

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Great news for Coigach’s future…

In the light of a revised method of connecting our turbine to the grid which will cost us less than original estimates, and with further analysis of wind recordings, the value of our project to the community of Coigach has been … Continue reading

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Latest News

Our project is on track to start delivering energy to the National Grid and money to Coigach’s coffers in March 2017. With that deadline in mind our project managers Locogen Ltd are working back from it to ensure everything slots … Continue reading

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You’ll have heard we got it!

To date almost 1,000 of our friends and supporters on Coigach Community Development Company’s Facebook page alone have picked up the news that Coigach Wind Power has got full planning permission for our community wind turbine! The great news spread … Continue reading

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