The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) closed the scheme in Great Britain to all onshore wind from 13 May 2016. This closure is brought into effect by the Energy Act 2016. The closure applies to new generating stations and any additional capacity. Operators of generating stations that meet certain criteria may be eligible for one of the five […]
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It was with great sadness that we heard last week of the death of Mr Roger Jarvis of Balephuil, Isle of Tiree after a short battle with Leukemia. Roger was, until earlier this year, a director of Tiree Community Development Trust, Tiree Renewable Energy Ltd and Tiree Broadband. Roger’s influence on and input to […]
A Community benefit Society in South Wales has raised £1.2 with a share offer to fund the erection of two community owned 2.4Mw wind turbines. You can find out more about the project here. There is also a very cool timelapse video showing the steel foundations going in which you can see here.
Natioanl Air Traffic Service, or NATS, has recently completed a joint research project looking at the effect wind turbines have on radar systems. It will enable the release of more than half a gigawatt – 600MW – of renewable energy by allowing turbine developments to go ahead that would otherwise have been impossible. Under UK […]
During November, SSE will be carrying out scheduled Grid maintenance on the Isle of Coll. Due to the nature of the Tiree Community Turbine’s connection to the Grid we must restrict Tilley to 50kW during the time that the work is carried out. The work was supposed to start on 10th November but has been […]
Feed-in-Tarrif Consultation Results released The UK Government has today released its response to the recent consultation on Feed-in-Tarrif (FIT). You can read a useful summary here on the Community Energy Scotland website
Tilley Fault and Restrictions – Nov/Dec 2015 (18th Dec. 2015) In November a suspected lightening strike caused Tilley to be off due to a mechanical fault from 12th November until early December. The fault has since been partially repaired and the turbine is now operating at 100kW. The fault is unlikely to be resolved now until […]