Welcome to Craighead Wind Farm
The aim of this website is to provide easy access to the latest information on Craighead Wind Farm, as well as how you can get involved and share your views.
Galileo is proposing a wind farm on land northwest of the hamlet of Carnbo in Kinross-shire, located approximately 6km northwest of Kinross and 7.5km northeast of Dollar.
Comprising 8 turbines, the development is proposed to have a generating capacity of up to 48 megawatts (MW).
At Galileo, we are committed to working with local communities and stakeholders to responsibly develop renewable energy projects that help to deliver Scottish climate change targets and ensure a green and sustainable future for generations to come.
The Craighead Wind Farm project will make a sizeable contribution to the decarbonisation of our electricity system and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as delivering significant community benefits, including the potential for reductions in electricity bills.
The proposal for Craighead Wind Farm is set against the backdrop of the climate emergency, and the need to transition to renewable energy sources, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from polluting fossil fuels.
It is no understatement to say that man-made climate change is the defining crisis of our time, and it is happening even more quickly than we feared, with major global impacts.
Craighead Wind Farm will play its part in tackling the overall challenge and supporting the delivery of the Scottish Government’s ambitious legally-binding target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.2 It could power the equivalent of up to around 33,600 homes annually with clean, low-cost renewable electricity.3
Replacing polluting fossil fuels, the dominant cause of global warming, the wind farm could save up to around 47,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually, supporting our transition to a low-carbon future.4 This is the equivalent of taking up to around 27,900 cars off the road.5
Recent events, such as the war in Ukraine, have also focused people’s minds on the risks of overreliance on imported fossil fuels, with the rising cost of gas driving the huge increase in energy bills, a key cause of the cost-of-living crisis.
Onshore wind is one of the cheapest sources of new-build electricity generation in the UK, and therefore has a key role to play in addressing this crisis.
The growth of secure homegrown renewable energy can also help to insulate Scotland and the rest of the UK from future price shocks, and play a key role in decarbonising heat, power and transport.