Western Isles Micro-Turbines

Community Energy Scotland Trading Ltd ownership of eleven 5kW turbines situated on community-owned land, providing local benefits and generating income.

Project Information

Win – Win

The fleet of turbines are sited around the Western Isles. Their locations on community-owned land serve as an exchange for free electricity.

  • Benbecula x 1
  • Galson x 3
  • North Harris x 2
  • South Uist x 2
  • Tarbert x 3
CEST Ltd Western Isles Micro Turbine Locations – Google Maps

The turbines help provide an income to Community Energy Scotland Trading Limited, which passes profits back to support the work of Community Energy Scotland.

Built in the UK, the turbines were installed and are maintained by a business from South Uist, helping keep the supply chain local.


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