Renewables Group - Lochwinnoch Community Development Company

Lochwinnoch Renewables Group (Now LCDC – Lochwinnoch Community Development Company) meet monthly to discuss issues around all forms of renewable energy- hydro, wind, PV panels, solar thermal, anaerobic digesters, wood fuel: and how these have a place (or not!) in the village. You have probably seen solar PV panels sprouting up on roofs around here, taking advantage of the Feed In Tariffs available from the Government who are strongly pushing and promoting renewable energy installations on both the commercial and domestic scale. Over the next 10 years they are going to become very much part of life, and we are trying to find the best way forwards for the community.

LCDC are an informal, friendly and diverse group – and we don’t just talk, we go out surveying, looking, measuring – and at the moment we are working on local demand profiles for energy through the day and the year- and seeing how that renewables could match the resource.

In March 2013 the Group set up a Company Limited by Guarantee – Lochwinnoch Community Development Company (LCDC) (SC445206) which aims to develop local projects that create a Social, Economic and Environmental benefits to people living in Lochwinnoch, find out more at LCDC’s own website at