The Secretary of State for Scotland Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP visited Dingwall Mart on Tuesday (18 February) where he viewed their renewable energy installation including a photovoltaic array installed and commissioned by Korrie Renewables.
The Mart has a wind turbine and solar photovoltaic panels to generate power which is then used on-site, with any excess exported. When demand on site exceeds local generation, power is imported from the grid. There is also an electric vehicle charging point.
The Secretary of State for Scotland Alistair Carmichael said: "It was good to be in Dingwall today and see the great progress that has been made in developing innovative energy schemes that will benefit the local community."
"Our recently launched Community Energy Strategy underlines the UK Government's belief that community-led action gives people the power to bring down bills and encourage competition within the energy market."
"This is a turning point in developing true community energy. Aided by the great work of Community Energy Scotland we can ensure that projects like this in local communities across the country have the support and advice they need to succeed."