Crystal Rig Phase IV and Crystal Rig Solar


Crystal Rig is Fred. Olsen Renewables flagship onshore renewable project and is located between Dunbar in East Lothian and Duns in the Scottish Borders. The wind farm commenced operation in 2003 and by 2025 will generate over 260MV of clean, green electricity – capable of powering over 200,000 homes. The Crystal Rig solar project will generate an additional 27.5MW of green energy.

Crystal Rig Phase IV:

  • 11 turbines up to 200m, 42MW
  • Scoping submitted 2018
  • Project consented 2021
  • Construction commences Q3 2023
  • Route to site will be A1 to Innerwick Junction then south to site entrance

Is a natural expansion of the existing site
Utilising existing infrastructure where possible
£5,000 community benefit per MW installed, more than £8m over project lifetime
Crystal Rig has provided more than £2M in community benefit funding to the local area over the last 20 year

Crystal Rig Solar:

Fred. Olsen Renewables has launched proposals to create a solar farm at Crystal Rig Wind Farm. The plans for solar PV panels on the land around the turbines could generate enough green energy to power more than 21,000 homes.

  • 30MW solar array
  • Scoping submitted February 2023
  • Public consultation ongoing
  • Application anticipated late 2023

Maximises the potential of the site
Utilises existing infrastructure
Secures a more consistent energy supply
Provide over £520,000 throughout the lifetime of the project

Both Crystal Rig IV and Solar Proposals will:

Actively supports Scotland’s net zero ambitions
Delivers local and regional supply chain opportunities
Makes a positive contribution to the local economy

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