The Sanquhar Community Wind Farm planning application was approved by Dumfries and Galloway Council in a unanimous decision on Wednesday 27thFebruary 2013. The scheme, consisting of 9 turbines will generate up to 30 MW of clean, green and locally sourced energy.
Where is the site?
The proposed wind farm is located on Black Hill approximately 7 km Southwest of Sanquhar and 5 km Southwest of Kirkconnel.
Sanquhar Community Wind Farm comprises of 9 wind turbines and would generate up to 30 megawatts (MW) of clean, green, locally sourced electricity. The proposed turbines would have a tip height of 130 m.
As part of the Sanquhar Community Wind Farm, £75,000 will be provided for Community Benefits which could include the BeGreen Energy Advice Service, an Educational Ranger to work with local schools specializing in the delivery of environmental topics, funding for environmental and eco-friendly community projects, educational presentations, student bursaries and sponsorship for community events.