The Small Wind Co-op is a new energy co-operative set up by the team at Sharenergy. 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.
We decided that we wanted to start a new co-operative 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 are starting off by building 3 medium-scale wind turbines on 2 farms in Scotland and Wales.
- Want a fair deal on energy. Members of the Small Wind Co-op can use the energy they generate in their own home.
Our share and bond offers raised £1.4m. Members joined us for as little as £100 and will get a fair return – 6.5% annually averaged over 20 years.
Because we’re a co-operative, we’ll also be creating community funds for the areas around the turbine sites.
To find out more about the project please see our News page or sign up for our mailing list below and we will send you news updates as we progress.