Welcome to High Winds

High Winds is a successful community renewable energy society. It owns and operates two 2.3MW Enercon Wind Turbines at Harlock Hill near Ulverston, Cumbria.

In 2015, with the support from Energy4All, High Winds issued a share offer and raised £4million from its members towards the cost of constructing the wind turbines. Baywind Energy Co-op provided short term funding to complete the construction costs.

High Winds contributes annually to the Baywind Community Energy Fund.

High Winds launches new Shares & Loan Note offer to raise £5.7 million

We are pleased to announce we have reached our target of £5.7 million and the share and loan note offer is now closed.


Facts about the Co-op

Members icon 791 members
Directors icon9 Directors, each of whom carry out roles that deliver specific support to the benefit of the Co-op
Management iconThe Board appointed Energy4All to carry out the day-to-day management & administration of the Co-op
Profits iconProfits from the turbines are distributed to community funds in the local area
Production icon2017 produced 11,595 MWh

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News & Blog

  • Winds of Change
  • When Coronavirus struck the UK last year forcing the country to enter our first lockdown, community initiative Ulverston Food Waste… Read More »

  • The Power of Cooperation
  • Three renewable energy co-operatives unite to deliver community owned wind farm On July 11th 2017, three renewable energy co-operatives, High… Read More »

  • British Wind
  • Ever heard the argument that wind power just doesn’t work? Well, as we wrote this email, it was powering 17%… Read More »


Energy4All Co-ops

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Why Invest?

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Benefits of renewable energy Why Renewables?

Renewable energy will never run out, does not produce carbon dioxide and is available to everyone regardless of their location.

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