Images from Elegance trip to Belfast, Ireland

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Pat Blount, Collon, Ireland

“I was overwhelmed by the level of goodwill and support that we got. I remember the first turbine when it was being lift into place, I counted about 120 people just sitting in the field, it was almost like a picnic, a day out.” Pat Blount

Pat Blount approached two farmers in the area of Collon, Ireland to form a joint business venture for Wind Energy development. Pat agreed to take the financial risk and the landowner’s provided the site. They are now equal partners in the wind farm. Developing this initiative with local support and involvement meant there have been no complaints, only good comments.