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Resilient Energy Great Dunkilns Wind Turbine Open Day
28 Sep 14
St Briavels, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
This is a past event, you can no longer book tickets.
A chance to experience the 500kW Resilient Energy Great Dukilns wind turbine up close, meet the team behind this award winning community initiative and learn about the focus on maximising local community benefits.
The project was brought forward by local social purpose business,The Resilience Centre, in partnership with the landowner and community.
The Powerwind turbine was installed in late 2012 and commissioned in early 2013. It was the UK’s first Crowdfunded renewables project, raising £1.4 million via the Abundance debenture platform. Community Investors receive average annual returns of 7-8% and the project also delivers considerable social and environmental benefits for the host community through a Community Resilience Fund distributed by an advisory panel of local residents. Based on just over a year of operation the wind turbine project has already provided £14,000 to help address a wide range of current and future community needs.
The Resilient Energy partnership model is currently being replicated with a further 3 community turbines having achieved planning permission, and a number of other community wind and solar projects in the pipeline.
The event is free to all but visitors are encouraged to email ahead and to join the mailing list.
For more information visit the website at http://www.theresiliencecentre.co.uk/great_dunkilns.html or to be kept up to date you can follow @ResilientEnergy on Twitter, or to get in contact: email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01594 529688.