Carsphairn Community Energy Storage Project
Project lead: Carshairn Community Council
Partners: Natural Power
Award Amount: £50,000
Status: Business plan complete
Area: Dumfries and Galloway
With the expected growth of Carsphairn’s community benefits fund, the community council wished to consider potential projects which would bring long term benefits to the community as a whole.
This goal was documented through the Carsphairn Community Future Plan (March 2016) where Renewable Energy Schemes, Economic Sustainability and Community Ownership were considered priorities by the community. Further to discussions with Natural Power a community meeting was held where the idea of energy storage was introduced. Two options
1. Large scale centralised battery to service the community.
2. Decentralised option using new domestic scale battery technology.
A feasibility report was prepared by Natural Power following a successful application to the Innovation and Infrastructure fund by Carsphairn Community Council in August 2016.
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