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16th January 2015

Listen to Sarah James on local radio talking about the Energy Research Trial

Click here to listen to JACK fm Swindon or here at..... BBC Radio Wiltshire Breakfast Show (forward to 1h 05m in).

7th January 2015

Energy Research Trial Seeks Participants in Shrivenham, Watchfield and Longcot. Click here to read more.....

10th June 2014

After Westmill Solar Park Cooperative’s AGM on 7th June, WeSET guides welcomed members to both the windfarm and the solar park. This coincided with Watchfield Fete and punters enjoyed guided tours and especially Clive’s wind and solar-powered vehicles in his milk float and the new solar powered ‘Roly-Poly railway’.

28th May 2014

WeSET volunteers supported the Earth Summit run by the National Trust at Coleshill in May 2014. This is an exciting week for students from Swindon schools to come and, through hands-on experiences find out more about how they can make a difference to their home planet. 13 schools attended the week and enjoyed 45 minute workshops throughout the day. During our workshops the pupils had an excellent view of the wind turbines on the skyline and investigated the wind and how it can be used to make non-polluting electricity.

renewable energy in your community


Westmill wind and solar farm co-ops started as a small group of local people who wanted to make a difference. The co-ops now have almost 4,000 members who together turned those dreams into energy projects that now generate over 15GW/year of renewable energy and are 100% community owned.

Westmill Sustainable Energy Trust (WeSET) is the charity set up by members of the co-ops to take forward that desire to make a difference. We carry out a wide range of activities, the core being educational work, supporting local energy conservation and renewable energy initiatives and arts projects. We encourage and facilitate visits to the site and every other year organise a larger event. We hope that you may feel inspired to join us or to do something in your community that help to work towards a low carbon future.


registered charity no. 1132379

Wind farm location: Westmill Wind Farm, Watchfield, Swindon, SN6 8TH - beside A420 and off B4508