Tilley the Turbine

tilley the tiree turbine
Tilley Mint and Nettle Infusion with Tilley the turbine in the background

Tilley lamps once powered island homes. Now Tilley the turbine powers community projects in Tiree. She was also the inspiration for the Tilley Mint and Nettle Herbal Infusion.

Initiated, implemented and managed by Tiree Renewable Energy Limited, TIlley has become a much loved and recognisable member of the Tiree Community.

She uses Tiree’s almost constant fresh breeze to generate funds which power the island “Windfall Fund” – a fund supporting a huge range of community projects and businesses.

Tilley is a 900kw Enercon E44 wind turbine installed on the Ruaig Sliabh at the east of Tiree.

As an example of her capabilites, in October 2019, she generated enough to electricity to supply 89 average UK homes for a whole year.