Uist wind passes 2 major milestones
The second wind turbine is now up after early problems with its concrete base meant the foundation had to be rebuilt. Timelapse footage by UistFilm captured the moment the rotor and blades for this turbine were installed (on August 20th), amid great excitement after the previous difficulties.
The first turbine is now generating electricity and began exporting power to the Grid for the first time on August 2nd. Construction of the first turbine was completed in July and there were celebrations when its blades began to turn for the first time on July 31st.
We also paid tribute to the personnel at the MoD and QinetiQ for working with us to facilitate the creation of the community-owned wind farm, overcoming challenges posed by its proximity to the Hebrides Range.