Green Knowes Wind Farm

(Greenknowes Wind Farm)

A wind farm strung out along a group of summits to the north of Glen Devon in the Ochil Hills in S Perth & Kinross, Green Knowes (or Greenknowes) is centred 1½ miles (2.5 km) north of Glendevon village and 4 miles (6.5 km) southeast of Auchterarder. Comprising 18 turbines crossing the summits of Green Knowes, Steel's Knowe, Rowantree Craig and Ben Thrush, the farm was commissioned in 2008. It was the first wind farm in the UK to use Spanish-built Acciona turbines, each of which generates 1.5 megawatts (MW) of electricity giving the facility a total capacity of 27 MW. It is owned and operated by Scottish Power Renewables, which has established a community fund administered by Auchterarder & District Community Trust, that will receive at least £12,000 per year for the 25-year life of the wind farm to support local projects and organisations.

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