The Dingwall Wind Co-op is offering local people the chance to own a 250 kilowatt wind turbine, and has already sold 75% of the £856,000 worth of shares on offer. Members of the public can buy as little as £250 worth or up to £20,000 and will receive tax benefits as well as a return on the investment.
The majority of the shares sold have been bought by Dingwall residents, who become members of the cooperative. The scheme will also generate £8000 for a local community fund.
Anne Schiffer, Community Power campaigner at Friends of the Earth Scotland, said: "The sheer speed at which shares have been taken up is a clear indicator that people in Scotland have the desire and financial ability to own renewable generation."