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Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund Awards Grants to Six Local Projects in Latest Funding Round

The Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund Steering Group met again at the end of March and awarded funding totalling over £34,000: Organisation Project Project Cost Grant Awarded Friends of St Conan’s Kirk Creation of two disabled toilets £115,000 £7,000 Portsonachan Hall Car park improvements £3,110 £2,460 Friends of Kilbride Stabilisation of south wall […]

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Generator Replaced in One of Carraig Gheal Wind Farm’s Turbines

This month saw GreenPower replace a generator in the nacelle of one of its 20 turbines at the Carriag Gheal Wind Farm near Oban in Argyll and Bute. A rare occurrence and not a small task, but maintaining and replacing parts in modern turbines is something that can increase reliability, extend lifetime and maximise efficiency. […]

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GreenPower Delighted to Support New Boardwalk at National Nature Reserve Close to Drumduff Wind Farm.

An extended boardwalk has opened (today) at Blawhorn National Nature Reserve (NNR), giving visitors even more opportunities to explore this fascinating natural area. Drumdruff Wind Farm (Green Power & Thrive Renewables) provided 70% of the funding to extend the boardwalk at Blawhorn Moss another 170m, creating more paths and links for the local community and […]

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GreenPower Delighted to Sponsor Community Initiative Award

GreenPower is delighted to once again be the sponsor of the Community Initiative Award at the 2022 RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards. GreenPower CEO Rob Forrest said: “The twin crises of nature and climate require us all to work together more urgently than ever before, as we seek to end our dependency on fossil fuels […]

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Little Acorns Wins RSPB Nature of Scotland Community Initiative Award

GreenPower was delighted to celebrate an amazing array of community led nature projects at the 10th RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards held virtually on Wednesday evening. The Community Initiative Award, sponsored by GreenPower for the 8th year running, is for outstanding community-based initiatives that clearly demonstrate what they have done for the benefit of nature. […]

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Apply Now for Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

The next round of funding for the main grants for the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund is now open. The main grant is for constituted groups for £501 up to £7,000 with village hall improvement projects being able to apply for up to £20,000. The closing date is 31st January 2022 and the […]

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GreenPower Invests to Create the Argyll Hydrogen Hub

Supply of green hydrogen to enable the transition away from fossil-fuels to zero-carbon fuels for ferries, HGVs, buses, trains, industrial processes, and heating in the region. GreenPower, the independent renewable energy company which developed and operates the 46MW Carraig Gheal wind farm near Oban, has announced plans to create the Argyll Hydrogen Hub for production […]

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GreenPower Supports Community Action

As a long time supporter and sponsor of the RSPB’s Nature of Scotland Awards it has been heartening to see that, despite the COVID pandemic, people in communities have continued to invest their time and energy to protect and safeguard nature.  As one of the short-listing judges, Julie Kirk, GreenPower’s Business Manager expressed her admiration […]

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GreenPower Applauds Excellence in Geography at Oban High

GreenPower was delighted to sponsor and present the geography prize at Oban High School again this year. Pictured is GreenPower’s Stefan Shaba presenting the prize to Alice Jackson of Oban High School on  29/8/21 at Taynuilt with Fiona Wilson PT of Social Subjects and RME in attendance. Geography student Alice Jackson earned the recognition for […]

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Experienced Renewable Energy Yield Analyst Required

GreenPower are looking for the right person to take on overall responsibility for site assessments, energy yield forecasts and monitoring and analysing operational performance of the Companies’ renewable energy assets.  If you are wanting a new challenge, seeking more responsibility, wanting to apply your skills and expertise to a dynamic and forward looking Company then […]

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