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Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund Now Open for Applications

The next funding round of the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund main grant scheme is now open for applications from 1st November 2016 until 31st January 2017. The fund receives £46,000 each year from the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm developer GreenPower. Five applications to the main fund were successful in the most recent […]

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Successful First Year Generating for Carie Hydro

On the 8th October 2016 GreenPower’s 500kW Carie Hydro plant completed its first full year of operations. Over the course of this year the turbine generated a total of 1,865,268 kWh, enough to supply electricity to 420 Scottish households*. This has been a big success with the annual pre-construction budget of 1,706,000 kWh being beaten […]

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Celebrating 20 years of Scottish Renewables

Those who have been involved with renewables from the early 1990’s will be well aware of the important role Rob Forrest, CEO of GreenPower, played in getting the renewables trade body up and running and in engaging cross party political support for our industry. As Scottish Renewables’ first Chief Executive and one of their current […]

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Power to the People

Dalavich Improvement Group has secured a grant of £7,000 from the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund  to help with replacing and updating the electric wiring and distribution boards within the Dalavich Community Centre. The Centre is a vital part of the local community used by many local groups and is run entirely by […]

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Riverside (1999) FC League Cup and Barcelona Competition

Riverside (1999) Football Club, who are sponsored by GreenPower, achieved a hard fought second place in the Scottish Central Division League Cup. They beat Alva in the semi finals at the Stenhousemuir Stadium and then went on to the final with Stenhousemuir on 17th June at Alloa Stadium where the game was decided on penalties. […]

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GreenPower Backs People Power

GreenPower are delighted to have formalised our sponsorship of the RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards for a further two years in order to help RSPB Scotland cover the running costs of the 2016 & 2017 Awards.  Our contribution will again be linked to sponsorship of the ‘Best Community Initiative’. Rob Forrest, CEO explained that “working […]

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SDA Academy Training Day

Owner and CEO of GreenPower, Rob Forrest, has long been an avid cyclist and supporter of mountain biking since the late 80’s. Having competed in road cycling at a younger age, he made the swap to mountain biking thinking it was a safer sport, little did he know. Whilst never competing in mountain biking, he […]

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More Local Projects Benefit from Carraig Gheal Community Fund

Lorn Organic Growers received grant funding from the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Fund for the replacement of the polythene to one of their poly tunnel plus timber and equipment to repair and strengthen their other three poly tunnels. These tunnels provide an amazing environment for people in the Taynuilt  area to grow a whole […]

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A Day in the Life of a GreenPower Intern

I am fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to complete a four month work placement with the Scottish renewables company GreenPower International in the role of Assistant Project Manager. I have a HNC in Mechanical Engineering, and this is the perfect opportunity for me to gain some real project management experience building on […]

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