Community Group: Coimhearsnachd Bharraidh agus Bhatarsaidh (Barra & Vatersay) Community Ltd (parent company), Barra & Vatersay Wind Energy Ltd (subsidiary)
Location: Isle of Barra
Date of completion: February 2014
The Barra Wind Turbine was initially conceived as an income generating project under the Initiative at the Edge (IatE) programme. As with any major project, financing was key. The project was financed using loans of £1.85m from Triodos Bank, £300k from the Renewable Energy Investment Fund, and £121k from the CARES post planning loan.