Wind coop

Westmill Wind Farm Co-operative, 100% community owned from commissioning, produces electricity 4,000 homes, generating around £1 million income a year.

Adam Twine was inspired by a trip to Denmark where 20% of the country’s renewable energy generators are owned by communities. Once the planning hurdle was overcome, nearly 2,500 people opted to buy shares in the five turbines; most living locally so reaping the financial rewards and feeling they have ownership of energy production in their area.