The Carron Valley and District Area is a hub of renewable energy. This page provides information about renewable energy generation in the region.

Some of the windfarms in the area provide funding to the community via community benefit funds, distributed by VRG. These funders are acknowledged below.

If there are other renewable energy projects within the area that you would like to see highlighted here please contact us.

Earlsburn Windfarm

Earlsburn opened in 2007, it hosts 15 turbines, each 80m in diameter and capable of providing 2500kW, (Nordex N80/2500). The windfarm has a total capacity of 37,500 kW. It produces enough clean electricity for 20.968 homes and, when compared to other power sources, can save between 36,460 and 86,330 tonnes of CO2 each year. Developed by West Coast Energy, Earlsburn is operated by Falck Renewables

Falck Renewables provides community benefit funding to the Carron Valley and District community which is managed by VRG on behalf of the Carron Valley & District Community Council, the areas Development Trust. It also provides funding to the neighbouring communities of Denny and District (via the Denny and District Community Fund) and Cambusbarron (via Cambusbarron Community Council). The value of community benefit fund varies each year based on the output of the windfarm. You can read more about Falck Renewables community work, and their windfarms on their website.

Kingsburn Windfarm

Kingsburn is an extension to the Earlsburn Windfarm and is also operated by operated by Falck Renewables. It opened in 2016 and hosts 9 turbines, each 90m in diameter and capable of providing 2500kW, (Nordex N90/2500). The windfarm has a total capacity of 22,500 kW. Annually it can produce 75,000 MWh, the equivalent to the energy consumed by approximately 17,800 homes and can save almost 32,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. 

As with the Earlsburn Windfarm, Falck Renewables provides community benefit funding to the Carron Valley and District community which is managed by VRG on behalf of the Carron Valley & District Community Council. You can read more about Falck Renewables community work, and their windfarms on their website.

Craigengelt Windfarm

Craigengelt was completed in 2010. It hosts 8 turbines, each 90m in diameter with a hub height of 80m, giving each turbine a total height of 125m. Each turbine is capable of producing 2500kW (Nordex N90/2500), giving a total capacity for the Windfarm of 20,000 kW.  Developed by WPO/Engie Craigengelt is operated by Engie.

Engie provide community benefit funding to the Carron Valley and District community which is distributed to the community directly by VRG.

Craigannet Farm

Craigannet Farm hosts one wind turbine which went live in 2017 and has capacity of produce 1,500kW of energy. The turbine has annual output of over 4.6 million kWh, enough to power the equivalent of a thousand UK homes. It can save ~1,600 tonnes of CO2 a year, with the potential to save more than 40,000 tonnes of CO2 over its 25 year lifetime. The turbine was developed by Clean Earth Energy and is owned by Lomond Energy.