Crystal Rig Wind Farm

Community consulted on final plans for solar power at Crystal Rig

  • More than 40 residents attend events held in four different locations
  • Fred. Olsen Renewables team pleased with positive feedback
  • Events provided the opportunity to delve into the detail of final proposals

Residents from across the Scottish Borders and East Lothian attended events held in November in Longformacus, Garvald, Cockburnspath and Innerwick to learn more about the updated plans from Fred. Olsen Renewables to develop solar panels at Crystal Rig Wind Farm, located 11km south of Dunbar.  

Attendees at the events were able to view the final proposals to install 53,000 solar PV panels between the existing turbines at the site. The plans would deliver up to 27MW of clean electricity and provide a community benefit fund valued at nearly £470,000 over its lifetime.

The events provided visitors with the opportunity to see how the plans had changed in response to feedback from previous public events, to have further questions answered and comment on the plans before they are submitted to the Scottish Government.

Rachel O’Donnell, Project Manager at Fred. Olsen Renewables, commented:

“I would like to thank everyone for taking time to attend our events. The feedback we received was positive and I hope the exhibitions allowed the opportunity for attendees have any more questions answered.

“We have been committed to working closely with the community throughout the development of our proposals and the comments that we have received have helped to shape the final proposals”.

Fred. Olsen Renewables is planning to submit an application to the Scottish Government at the end of 2023. All of the exhibition materials are available to download at www.crystalrigwindfarm.co.uk.