News - Archive

  • Red Gap Planning

    Tuesday, February 09, 2016

    Airvolution has applied to amend the planning application at Red Gap. This will allow for updated wind turbine technology to be installed on site. The tip height and number of turbines will remain unchanged, but there will be a 36.5% increase in clean energy output.

    The improved scheme w...

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  • Airvolution contributes to Renewable UK and DECC Onshore Wind : Economic Impacts in 2014 report

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    We are pleased to contribute three case studies to help evaluate the level of UK and local content to the onshore wind inudstry which clearly demonstrates that since 2011 the industry has grown in size.

    The report, jointly commissioned by RenewableUK and DECC and entitled Onshore Wind : ...

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  • Airvolution becomes first onshore wind member of Community Energy England

    Monday, November 24, 2014

    Airvolution is pleased to become the newest and first member from the onshore wind development sector of Community Energy England (CEE), a not for profit organisation, set up to provide a voice for the community energy sector and help create the conditions within which community energy can flo...

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  • Second blog from our M1J18 on-site work placement Christian Cotton

    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    This month on site things have worked up to an exciting milestone - the installation of both Vestas V90 wind turbines. Prior to this trenching for the cables connecting the substation to both turbines has taken place and I’ve observed plate bearing tests undertaken on both crane pads.Read article >

  • Turbines in position at M1 J18 site

    Monday, November 10, 2014

    We're pleased to announce that we have finished installing the second of two turbines at our M1 J18 site. The turbines are 110m high to the tip of the blade and are expected to produce enough electricity annually to power around 2,100 households.

    As well as producing clean electricity, w...

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  • Airvolution hat-trick

    Thursday, November 06, 2014

    Turbines are now going up across Airvolution’s hat-trick of projects under construction, all supplied by Vestas.

    Garlenick near Grampound, Cornwall - both turbines are up and testing and commissioning...

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  • Wind turbines take position near Grampound

    Monday, October 20, 2014

    We're pleased to announce that our two wind turbines on the Garlenick Estate have now been installed. Over the next couple of months we will be carrying out a programme of tests and completing the electrical works on site. Once the tests and commissioning works are complete the turbines will b...

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  • First blog from our M1J18 on-site work placement Christian Cotton

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    Over the summer we have been looking for a work experience student eager to work on our construction site at the DIRFT distribution complex by junction 18 of the M1 motorway.

    Christian applied and was succesful - we are glad to hear that after his first few weeks with us...

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  • Four new projects announced

    Friday, October 10, 2014

    We are pleased to announce four new projects in Scotland and England, with public consultation on all projects now commenced.

    The four projects combined represent a total installed capacity of between 44-84MW, depending on the final project applications, and would bring our total project...

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  • Airvolution included in DECC's Best Practice Guidance for Community Engagement

    Friday, October 10, 2014

    We are proud to be included in the Department of Energy and Climate Change's Best Practice Guidance for Community Engagement for Onshore Wind Developments.

    We always look to engage with the community in the best way possible and sometimes that means attending events we couldn't have thou...

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  • Airvolution included in DECC's Best Practice Guidance for Community Engagement

    Friday, October 10, 2014

    We are proud to be included in the Department of Energy and Climate Change's Best Practice Guidance for Community Engagement for Onshore Wind Developments.

    We always look to engage with the community in the best way possible and sometimes that means attending events we couldn't have thou...

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  • Meet Rachel, our latest work experience student

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    Over the summer we have been providing work experience opportunities to school students.


    Rachel is seeking to further her education in Geography, and we are glad to hear that after her time with us, she still intends to do that.  Below is what she wrote about working with u...

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  • Joining forces with onshore wind developers

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    We are proud to announce our membership of British Wind, a partnership of independent energy generators and suppliers helping British billpayers by harnessing the cheapest low-carbon energy and offsetting import costs from foreign fossil fuels.

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  • Our latest project - West Scales, Dumfries and Galloway

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    We are currently investigating the suitability of land at West Scales Farm between Annan and Gretna for wind turbines. We estimate that it is suitable for five wind turbines, and we have launched a project website to keep residents informed of all project news, and to allow anyone with an inte...

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  • A New Project Acquisition for the Airvolution Portfolio

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Today we can announce the acquisition of a second consented wind project from the Wind Prospect Group with a view to financing and building out the project within the next year.

    The consented project, 5MW Kinegar Quarry in the Scottish Borders, is the second project purchased since we an...

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  • Supporting the Engineers and Ecologists of tomomrrow

    Friday, August 08, 2014

    This summer we are providing some work experience to school students to help them in their future career path.

    Our first intern has just departed, setting a high standard for those to follow. We asked him to write a few words about his time with us - meet Ryan, who has just completed...

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  • Buying Local - investing in Kent

    Tuesday, August 05, 2014

    Today we have announced our commitment to local construction in Kent, which would represent nearly £2.2 million of inward investment to Kent businesses if our Kent wind projects are approved.

    Launched today at the Kent Construction Focus Group breakfast, our commitment is the resul...

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  • Our latest project - Blakemore in Northamptonshire

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    Today we have announced our interest in a site between Bugbrooke and Kislingbury in Northamptonshire for a four turbine development.  

    We are holding information days to meet and discuss the plans with the local commmunity in July and have launched a dedicated project website - &nbs...

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  • Airvolution sets an example in Good Practice Guide

    Thursday, June 05, 2014

    We are pleased to be setting a local supply chain example by having our first project featured in Renewable UK’s Good Practice Guide “Local Supply Chain Opportunities in Onshore Wind”.

    The Guide has been published to highlight the enormous potential for local companies...

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  • Wind T-Shirt Design Competition - promoting sustainable fashion

    Tuesday, June 03, 2014

    The future of sustainable fashion is in your hands! Get involved and design a wind energy inspired t-shirt to help promote wind power.

    The winning design will be created by wind-powered fashion brand ...

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  • Construction kicks off at Garlenick Estate

    Tuesday, April 01, 2014

    Construction gets underway this month on two wind turbines at Garlenick Estate, near Grampound, in Cornwall.

    The project will feature two Vestas V90 2MW wind turbines, and the main contractor is Raymond Brown Construction.  This is our first project to go into construction under the...

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  • Community Ownership of Onshore Wind

    Friday, March 28, 2014

    We were pleased to be joint sponsors of an event held at Scottish Parliament this week to put community ownership of onshore wind developments at the centre of the discussion.  The event brought together community groups, funders, developers and parliamentarians to discuss and promote com...

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  • Eight more projects enter development phase

    Monday, March 10, 2014

    We’ve had a busy start to the first quarter as our development team have submitted applications to build eight new projects across England, Wales and Scotland totalling nearly 50MW, or 21 turbines.

    The projects are listed below - click on the project name to visit the dedicated pro...

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  • Airvolution sign a deal to boost training opportunities in North Lanarkshire

    Monday, February 03, 2014

    New College Lanarkshire has signed a deal with Airvolution Energy Ltd that could see a special fund being created to train apprentices and provide learning opportunities in North Lanarkshire.

    A Memorandum of Understanding to establish The Training and Employment Trust Fund was signed in...

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  • Airvolution secures long term financing for wind projects

    Friday, January 10, 2014

    We are pleased to announce that we have secured a long term financing deal with Capital Dynamics, a global private asset manager, for the sale of our first operating project, Ysgellog Farm in Anglesey, and for the subsequent build-out of our six consented projects.

    We will manage the con...

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  • Anglesey groups receive £64k in funding for Christmas

    Tuesday, January 07, 2014

    Seventeen community groups near our two wind turbines at Ysgellog Farm received news just before Christmas that they were one of the successful applications to receive part of the £63,800 in funding available in 2013.

    A panel of local residents assessed all applications to decide w...

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  • Our latest proposal - Washpit Drove

    Monday, November 25, 2013

    We are currently investigating the suitability of land between Swaffham and Sporle in Norfolk, for two wind turbines.  We have launched a website to keep residents informed of all project news and holding an Information Day on Tuesday 3 December - visit Read article >

  • Two wind turbine project announced for Middlesbrough

    Thursday, November 14, 2013

    Today we have announced our interest in a site in the Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council area.

    We consider the site just off the A174 between Wilton and Yearby, could be suitable for two wind turbines, and the Project Team will be presenting details of the project to local residents on...

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  • Announcing our new five turbine project at Rawcliffe Bridge in East Riding

    Thursday, November 07, 2013

    We are currently investigating land at Rawcliffe Bridge near Goole in East Riding and estimate that it could be suitable for five wind turbines.  We will be holding an Information Day for local residents to meet the project team on 20 November 2013.  For more information on the proje...

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  • Announcing our new two turbine project at Church House Farm in Cumbria

    Monday, October 28, 2013

    We are currently investigating land at Church House Farm in Calderbridge, Cumbria, and estimate that it could be suitable for two wind turbines.  We will be holding an Information Day for local residents to meet the project team on 13 November 2013.  For more information on the proje...

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  • Airvolution secures consent for three turbines in Cumbria

    Sunday, October 27, 2013

    We are pleased to announce we have been granted permission to build three wind turbines, 100 metres high, near Workington in Cumbria. 

    After Allerdale Borough Council failed to make a decision on the Potato Pot project within the required 16 week timeframe, we appealed for non-dete...

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  • Proud winners of the Wales Green Energy Awards for Outstanding Green Energy Project

    Thursday, October 10, 2013

    Our wind project at Ysgellog Farm in Anglesey won the category for Outstanding Green Energy Project at the Wales Green Energy Awards held yesterday.  Our Ysgellog Farm wind turbines were recognised mainly because of our commitment to retain economic benefits within Anglesey during the con...

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  • Airvolution Wind Project is Finalist in Green Energy Awards

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013

    Our wind project at Ysgellog Farm in Anglesey is a finalist at the Wales Green Energy Awards being held next month.  The awards, organised by RenewableUK Cymru, celebrate the achievements of the green energy industry in Wales across seven categories.  The Ysgellog Farm wind turbines ...

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  • Staff get on their bikes for national Cycle to Work Day

    Thursday, September 12, 2013

    Airvolution Energy are proud to be supporting national Cycle to Work Day today.

    All staff who cycled to work were rewarded with a delicious breakfast at a local cafe for their efforts. Alison Hood, Communications Manager for Airvolution Energy said: "Around half of our office staff alr...

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  • The Community Renewables Economy - A ResPublica Report

    Tuesday, September 10, 2013

    We are pleased to be a supporter of this research, because we believe that communities can play an active role in taking control of UK electricity production. 

    The report investigates how community ownership of renewable energy projects can be increased, explores the barriers commun...

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  • Announcing our new project - four wind turbines on the Isle of Sheppey

    Monday, September 09, 2013

    We are currently investigating land at New Rides Farm on the Isle of Sheppey, and estimate that it could be suitable for four wind turbines.  We will be holding an Information Day for local residents to meet the project team at the end of September.  For more information on the proje...

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  • Now Showing: timelapse of wind turbines at Ysgellog Farm

    Friday, June 28, 2013

    We thought it would be a great idea to record the construction of our first wind project, and we commissioned Graham Pritchard, a videographer who grew up not too far from the site, to make a short timelapse for us.

    Graham visited the site throughout the construction phase and the final ...

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  • Airvolution acknowledges homeowners playing their part, Cornwall Sustainability Awards

    Friday, June 28, 2013

    The Cornwall Sustainability Awards are now open for entries, and we are proud to be sponsoring the "Best Domestic Renewable Energy Scheme". This is open to all households in Cornwall who have installed any kind of renewable energy system in their property .

    Generating electricity from c...

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  • Proud to support the Wales declaration on Community Benefit

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013

    We are proud to be a signatory to this Declaration, which makes a commitment to ensure communities benefit from hosting wind projects.  The Declaration is supported by the Welsh Government, which will maximise long term community and economic benefits.

    Signing this document formalis...

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  • Improving our Community Benefit Commitment

    Thursday, June 06, 2013

    We would like our wind projects to be considered a local asset and we are pleased to offer a community benefit fund alongside our operating turbines.  We are exploring alternative ways to deliver these funds, and have commissioned research to investigate and recommend ideas above and beyo...

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  • Win €1,000 in this Global Wind Day Photo Competition

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013

    To celebrate Global Wind Day the European Wind Energy Association are holding a photo competition with a top prize of €1,000!   If you have a story to tell about wind energy then submit your entry by 5 May.  

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  • Ysgellog Farm turbines start turning

    Thursday, March 28, 2013

    We are pleased to announce that the turbines are now exporting electricity to the grid, and on their way to generating electricity for around 3,100 homes each year.

    High winds caused some delays putting up the second wind turbine, but testing is now complete and both turbines are exporti...

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  • Its official - wind power cost households 3.2 pence per day

    Friday, March 22, 2013

    Ofgem have released the latest figures of the cost of the Renewables Obligation and the figures show that each home in the UK paid £19.77 through their electricity bill towards the Renewables Obligation scheme last year.  The scheme encourages the production of homegrown, clean, ren...

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  • Ysgellog Farm Turbines - Community Fund Launched

    Monday, February 11, 2013

    We would like our wind turbines to be considered a local asset, and that is why we are committed to establishing a Community Benefit Fund in each area we operate.

    We are proud to have paid the first amount to launch the Ysgellog Community Fund in Anglesey, Wales.  A group of local c...

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  • New research highlights economic opportunity to Wales from onshore wind

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

    A report released today indicates the economic opportunities that onshore wind offers to the Welsh economy.  Regeneris Consulting and Cardiff Business School highlight a potentially significant stream of economic benefits, with over 2,000 jobs and over £2 billion if the Welsh Govern...

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  • Local employment at Ysgellog Farm

    Monday, January 21, 2013

    Our guest blog "Building two turbines at Ysgellog Farm" on the Energy Wales website looks at some of the local employment gained during construction.  Read it here....

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  • Our latest proposal - Demming

    Monday, November 12, 2012

    We are investigating the potential of a site just south of Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, for four turbines.  We have launched a dedicated website www.demming-wind.co.uk to keep residents an...

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  • Approval for East Youlstone Turbines

    Monday, November 12, 2012

    We are pleased to announce that our application for 2 turbines at East Youlstone in Devon has been approved.  For more information on the project visit www.eastyoulstone-wind.co.uk ...

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  • Introducing Agney - 4 turbines in Kent

    Monday, October 29, 2012

    We are pleased to launch our latest development, which involves four turbines near Old Romney, Kent.  The site is very close to the existing Little Cheyne Court wind farm, and we are holding a Community Information Day very soon to meet local residents and present our plans.  Visit t...

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  • Proud to announce construction of our first wind project

    Thursday, October 04, 2012

    We are delighted to be starting construction on two turbines in Anglesey, Wales, this month. The project will be completed by March next year, and will consist of two turbines, 92.5m to tip and are predicted to generate electricity to power the equivalent of around 3,100 homes each year.

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  • Turbine approved at Wythegill, Cumbria

    Friday, September 21, 2012

    Our application for one turbine, 92.5 metres tip height was approved by the Planning Inspectorate this week.  For more information on this project, go to our projects website.

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  • Two turbines approved for Daventry

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012

    Daventry District Council's Planning Committee granted planning permission for our application for two turbines near junction 18 of the M1 this week. We are delighted with the decision and look forward to working with the community on developing the project.

    A community benefit fund of ...

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  • GrantScape signed on as official Community Fund partner

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011

    We are pleased to announce we have chosen to work with independent charity GrantScape to manage our community benefit funds.  

    GrantScape are one of the UK's leading grant-makers and have an excellent track record of successfully managing grant programmes across England and Wales. T...

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  • Announcing our new CEO, Richard Mardon

    Monday, September 05, 2011

    We are pleased to announce that Richard Mardon will be joining Airvolution Energy in October 2011 as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Richard is one of the UK’s foremost wind energy executives and will bring a wealth of experience to the company. He is currently Managing Dire...

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  • New renewable project for Anglesey

    Monday, July 11, 2011

    We are pleased to announce that our application for two wind turbines at Ysgellog Farm on the Isle of Anglesey, Wales, was approved in early July.  

    Kevin McNamara, Chief Executive of Airvolution Energy said:

    "We are delighted with the news.  We believe this is a good pro...

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  • We are on Twitter!

    Sunday, May 23, 2010

    We have joined the twittersphere.  Another way to keep up to date with our news.  Follow us @AirvolutionEngy 

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  • Launch of Airvolution Energy

    Wednesday, May 19, 2010

    ESB Novusmodus, the green investment fund of ESB, announce the creation of Airvolution Energy, a new venture that will develop, construct and operate small onshore wind projects in the UK.  Airvolution Energy intends to be a major national player in an important part of the UK renewable e...

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