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Kype Muir Wind Farm

Learn all about our flagship renewables project, Kype Muir Wind Farm and the benefits it delivers for the local community, economy, and environment.

Scotland has some of the best wind resources in Europe. At OnPath Energy, we are harnessing that energy to help the UK transition to 100% renewable electricity.

Our 26-turbine wind farm, situated, approximately 5 km south of Strathaven, generates enough clean electricity to power over 63,000 homes each year.  Our flagship wind farm, Kype Muir has been generating green electricity since 2019. As well as supporting the UK in transitioning to 100% renewable energy, the community partnership model we developed at Kype Muir enables us to deliver long-term benefits tailored to local needs. Through the Kype Muir Community Partnership, communities take their own share of the wind farm revenues to invest in community-led projects and local causes. 

About the project

Together to a greener future

At OnPath Energy, we aim to maximise the benefits our renewables projects bring to the local environment and local communities. 

Key facts about Kype Muir Wind Farm
  • Local Authority: South Lanarkshire Council
  • Location of site: Approximately 5 km south of Strathaven,
  • Postcode of nearby property: ML10 6RE
  • Number of turbines: 26 turbines up to 132m in height to tip
  • Maximum generating capacity: Up to 88.4MW
  • Life span: 25 years in operation
  • Habitat management: 509 hectares of habitat created to promote numbers of Black Grouse
Establishing our first Community Partnership

Creating value with communities

We created our first Community Partnering proposal at Kype Muir Wind Farm in 2019, with the aim of ensuring communities take their own share of the wind farm revenues to invest in their local area, tackling the issues specific to them.

Restoring peatland

One of our key aims at Kype Muir was to restore the surrounding peatland habitat that was destroyed or degraded by commercial forestry operations in previous decades. Peat bogs are one of nature’s climate heroes, they store twice as much carbon as all the world’s forests combined.

Extending the wind farm

In 2021, OnPath Energy (at the time, Banks Renewables) received planning consent to extend the windfarm by 15 additional turbines. Full commissioning of Kype Extension was completed in early 2024.

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