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Greenlight for Scottish Solar and Battery Project

Locogen, working alongside our development partner Renewco Power, are delighted to announce that Planning Permission has been granted for Glenniston Solar Farm near Lochgelly in Fife. The site, which consists of solar and embedded battery storage, has a generating capacity of 39MW which has the potential to power around 18,000 homes – this is more […]

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Developing a Successful Community Energy Project

Locogen has been delivering community energy projects for more than a decade. In that time we have worked on hundreds projects and delivered some award-winning work. We work closely with Local Energy Scotland and specifically the CARES programme in Scotland and with the Community Energy Fund in England and the Welsh Government Energy Service. Having

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Ben Mor hydroelectric scheme celebration

Locogen’s CARES funded projects

Locogen began work on their first CARES funded project over 10 years ago. Since then, we have completed an unprecedented number of projects, most only made possible with CARES funding, through all stages of development and considering technologies including wind, solar PV, hydroelectricity and low-carbon heating.  One of Locogen’s most significant projects includes the 900kW Bespoke

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Bespoke Community Wind Turbine Scoops Best Community project at Scottish Green Energy Awards

We’re absolutely thrilled that that the Bespoke Community Wind Turbine project has won Best Community Project at the 2021 Scottish Green Energy Awards.  It’s been a long road, but ultimately a successful one, resulting in a project, maybe the last FiT  accredited one, that will benefit the community for many years to come.  Read below

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John Maslen Joins locogen as Low Carbon Solutions Manager

John Maslen, Low Carbon solutions Manager, Locogen We’re delighted to welcome John Maslen to Locogen. Here we catch up with John to talk renewables in the third / public sector. And rewilding… How did you get into renewables? My interest in environmental and social issues has stuck with me since university days in the 1980s,

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Bespoke Wind Turbine view

From First to Last: Cabinet Secretary’s First Turbine launch Could be Last FiT Accredited Turbine in UK

MSP Michael Matheson, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport, joined us on Friday 30th July toformally launch the Bespoke community wind turbine, near his local constituency of Falkirk. This marked the first turbine Mr Matheson has opened since being appointed to his new role; however, it could also be the last

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Locogen Community Energy Client, UistWind, Scoops prize At Scottish Green Energy Awards 2020

North Uist Development Company was declared winner of the Best Engagement Award for the UistWind community energy project at the Scottish Green Energy Awards 2020 evening virtual event on November 26.  UistWind was shortlisted as a finalist in two categories: Best Community Project Award and Best Engagement Award; announced by Scottish Renewables in October after

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UistWind Generates Enough Electricity To Power All Homes On North Uist

The community owned ‘UistWind’ wind farm on North Uist achieved a significant milestone in September as it generated enough electricity to power every single home on the island of North Uist. The two Enercon 900kW E44 wind turbines at Criongrabhal near Clachan-na-Luib generated 6.129 MWh of electricity between commissioning on 13th September 2019 and 8th September this

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Boat Comes In For Community Energy Projects In North East England

Earlier this year, Locogen was awarded a contract with Tees Valley Combined Authority to be their framework partner for the Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF). The RCEF is a funding scheme that provides technical and financial support to help rural communities across England looking to set up renewable energy projects in their area. The £10

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