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The Small Wind Coop

Who are we?

The Small Wind Co-op is an energy co-operative which owns turbines in Scotland, Wales and soon England.

We started by building on the things people have told us they want from an energy company. The result is the Small Wind Co-op. People told us that they:

  • Don’t trust the big energy companies, which is why we are a small co-operative, which is completely owned and run by its members – no fat cats here.
  • Want to directly support renewable energy in the UK, so we started off by building 3 medium-scale wind turbines on 2 farms in Scotland and Wales, and have plans to build more across the UK.
  • Want a fair deal on energy. Members of the Small Wind Co-op can use the energy they generate in their own home.
  • Our initial share and bond offers raised £1.4m. When we have open offers, members of the public can join us for as little as £100 and will get a fair return on their capital.

Because we’re a co-operative, we’ll also be creating community funds for the areas around the turbine sites.

The Small Wind Co-op was originally set up by the team at Sharenergy Co-operative. We’ve been working with community energy groups in the UK for the last seven years, helping people set up over 30 successful renewable energy organisations from Somerset to Shetland.

Contact

For all enquiries contact Sharenergy on 01743 835242 or via info@smallwind.org.uk

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