The cost of the mini-windfarm, at Cartland Muir, will not come with a mini price tag
The cost of the first proposed mini-windfarm, between Lanark and Carluke at Cartland Muir would need more than £1.8 million to be raised locally.
Developers Clyde Valley Energy Co-operative, in co-operation with green power specialists Energy4All Scotland, staged information days at the Carluke Lifestyles Centre and at the Harry Smith Complex in Lanark.
Those in attendance were given a series of facts and figures about the Cartland turbines.
Among those arguing the case for the development was Energy4All’s regional development manager in Scotland Paul Phare who has been busy touring local groups, pressing claims that the development will not only make a meaningful contribution to cutting carbon emmissions by feeding clean energy into the National Grid but will also have monetary benefits to locals who take out shares in the scheme.
He revealed that the total cost of the development will be £8 million, including the cost of upgrading the rural road servicing the site.
He said that the Co-operative Bank would underwrite most of the cost but that about £1.8 million would need to be raised locally with share holdings being available from £300 to £20,000.
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