Communities across Perthshire and Fife are hoping to invest in newly erected wind turbines as a way of financing causes in the area. Organisations in Glenfarg, Abernethy, Bridge of Earn and Strathmiglo want to purchase the turbines at Binn Farm Ecopark and use profits from the sale of electricity to benefit their local communities. Community councils in the area and the Glenfarg Renewable Energy Association (GREA) have been invited to take over two of the four new turbines at the Ecopark. The offer is dependent on individuals in the area taking shared ownership in a community benefit company. The groups are now holding a series of public meetings in order to garner the level of interest in the project. GREA has been trying to get involved in a green energy project since 2014 and had previously put in plans for its own wind turbine. Cedric Wilkins, chairman of GREA, said: “The communities have received an offer from developers for ownership of two of the turbines. “The meetings will discuss this offer and see what the communities wish to do about it.
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