Wood-fuelled heating systems, also called biomass systems, burn wood pellets, chips or logs to provide warmth in a single room or to power central heating and hot water boilers or to provide district heating.
Developed and built by Falck Renewables Wind Limited, the site comprises twelve GE 3.2MW wind turbines with a total export capacity of 36MW. The wind farm is expected to produce enough clean energy to power approximately 26,000 homes. Members are projected to receive a 5% return over approximately a 15-year period. www.auchrobert.coop/
Following a successful £1,288,270 share offer in 2008, the Great Glen Energy Co-op purchased a stake in the Millennium wind farm. In 2010, members of the co-op purchased a further stake in the additional turbines which had been constructed since 2008. Today there are 26 x 2.5MW turbines on the site. www.greatglen.coop
Following a successful share offer in 2015, High Winds raised £4million towards the cost of constructing two wind turbines at Harlock Hill, near Ulverston, Cumbria.
Recently another share offer has raised £5.7 million which will see High Winds become the sole owner of Mean Moor Wind Farm, Ulverston. www.highwinds.coop
The Isle of Skye Renewables Co-op purchased a stake in the Ben Aketil wind farm following an initial share offer in 2008, quickly followed by a second offer in 2010. The twelve turbines on site generate enough clean, green energy to supply around 21,000 homes. www.skye.coop
In 2008 the co-operative purchased a stake in the Kilbraur wind farm via a share offer in excess of £1 million. A second share offer in 2011 saw the purchase of a further stake in the remaining 8 turbines at the wind farm. The site consists of 27 turbines. www.kilbraur.coop