Following the rapid uptake of shares in the project, the Board declared financial closure on 21 December 2011. The first shares were issued on 23 January 2012 – just ten days after final planning approval. Roadworks began the following July, and the concrete foundations were poured in October. The turbines began generating on 20 February 2013.
The official opening on March 17 2013 was attended by more than 150 locals, visitors and invited guests – ten years almost to the day since the project began.
In dollar terms the windfarm is the biggest single community project in the town’s history. In its first 12 months of commercial-scale production the two turbines generated 5.4 MW of electricity, equal to about 55% of annual domestic consumption and slightly more than anticipated.
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