Under Construction

Kilbirnie wind turbine

Scotland’s first subsidy free, 100% community-owned onshore wind turbine.

Project summary

We’ve invested £4 million in Attix Community Interest Company (CIC) to enable them to construct a 2.5MW community-owned turbine just outside Kilbirnie in North Ayrshire. Construction is underway and expected to be completed by the end of 2024. Once built, it will be the first 100% community-owned onshore wind turbine in Scotland to operate commercially, without the benefit of government price support mechanisms.

The turbine will have the capacity to generate 7,839 MWh of clean electricity per year, the equivalent of powering 2,234 average UK homes, and will also deliver 3,324 tonnes of carbon emissions reductions annually. Profits from electricity sales will be reinvested back into the local area, which could include local sports and recreational facilities, as well as supporting the refurbishment of the Knox Institute building – a one-time important community hub.






Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire

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