We looked into the viability of one 500KW community-owned wind turbine at the forest.
A feasibility study conducted by Atmos Consultants in 2010 identified a possible site for a turbine. In 2012 we erected a mast to collect meteorological data that would tell us whether the location has suitable wind profile for the project to progress.
After two years of monitoring it became clear to us that a wind turbine wouldn’t be viable in the chosen location. Other site are available, but given the current uncertainty about long-term subsidies for renewables we aren’t planning any further wind development for the foreseeable future.