VIDEO: Successful transition from coal to clean energy

  • Posted: 13 Dec 2017

This film captures the completion and transition from coal mine to wind power, a joint venture between Thrive Renewables (Thrive) and GreenPower featuring drone footage.

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The site of this three-wind turbine project is a disused open cast coal mine to the north of Blackridge in West Lothian, Scotland. The 6MW project will generate enough renewable electricity to meet the annual demand of 5,458 UK homes.

Thrive’s goal is to allow individuals to contribute to cleaning up the UK’s energy system.  The clean energy transition is particularly evident at this site.

Thrive was established over 20 years ago and now unites a community of 6,300 investors and has invested over 100MW of renewable energy. We work with developers and communities to develop and build new sources of renewable energy to contribute to a cleaner smarter energy system fit for the future. 

We also provide an opportunity for individuals to invest directly in a portfolio of renewable energy projects, delivering financial returns and contributing to tangible greenhouse gas emission reductions.

Visit the Drumduff project page for information about the site including diary images following the construction period.

Thank you to Five Films of Bristol for producing this beautiful footage.