Community Wind Power
Community-Owned Wind Farms, Wind Power Co-ops
Kotzebue Electric Association
An award-winning wind farm is part of this community-owned utility.
WindShare is a project developed by the Toronto Renewable Energy Co-operative (TREC). WindShare was started to provide an opportunity for citizens to generate Green Power in Ontario's new deregulated electricity marketplace.
Positive Power Co-op
Positive Power Co-op is a not-for-profit co-operative dedicated to promoting and generating clean, sustainable energy through community-based renewable energy projects and education.
Baywind Energy Co-operative is proud to be the first UK co-operative to own wind turbines.
Westmill Co-op was established in 2004 to build the first onshore wind farm in the south-east of England 100% Community Owned.
Fenland Green Power
The wind farm at Deeping St Nicholas, in South Lincolnshire consists of eight 2MW RePower wind turbines. Fens Co-op will offer community ownership of two of the turbines. The two wind turbines will produce enough electricity to power 2,100 homes.
Boyndie Wind Farm
Boyndie Co-op was established in 2005 for the purpose of owning a share in the Boyndie wind farm located at Boyndie Airfield in Banffshire. Boyndie Co-op is the first wind farm co-operative in Scotland and has given local people, as a matter of priority, and others, an opportunity to invest in the production of renewable energy.
Isle of Skye Renewables Co-op
Isle of Skye Renewables Co-operative was established in 2007 for the purpose of owning a share in the Ben Aketil wind farm located near Dunvegan.
Community-Owned Wind Farms: Resources, Developers, Advisers
Learn about how community wind works, see how others have put together community wind projects, and find tools and resources to help you or your community develop your own community wind project!
An independent UK based company, working with communities to develop and build windfarms that will provide economic and environmental benefits for whole communities and local schools. By developing small-scale windfarms we are able to design sites that are sympathetic to local landscapes, which provide locally generated electricity to meet local energy needs.
Wind Prospect is a leading independent renewable energy developer, constructor and operator, working in UK, Ireland and Australia. When developing this clean, sustainable, everlasting energy supply we encourage local ownership and investment and contract with local companies wherever possible.
Energy4All's aims are to extend community ownership of electricity generation using renewable resources and provide an opportunity for people to invest their money in an ethical manner. This may be achieved through new grass route co-operatives or other financial and corporate structures depending on the nature of a particular project.
Community Wind Power Network helps farmers and local activists set up community windfarms