Kilbraur Wind Energy Co-op purchased a stake in the Kilbraur wind farm on the 3rd November 2008 after raising a total of £1,043,900! In July 2011 the members of the co-op were given the opportunity to purchase a further stake in the additional 8 turbines which are now constructed and fully operational. The co-op currently has 528 members each with a shareholding ranging from £250 - £20,000 (the maximum holding in the co-op). All members receive annual interest on their shares in the co-op. Irrespective of shareholding each member has one vote in decisions affecting the co-op.
The wind farm is located in Strath Brora, Sutherland and consists of 27 x 2.5Mw turbines. When the wind farm is operating fully it generates enough clean, green electricity to supply around 37,400 average homes and help reduce reliance on existing less environmentally-friendly energy resources.
The Kilbraur Wind Energy Co-op is part of a family of co-ops being developed by Energy4All Ltd in partnership with Falck Renewables Wind Limited.