Haverigg II is an extension to one of the first wind power developments in the UK. The first phase (now known as Haverigg I) was developed by Windcluster Ltd., consisting of five 225kW V27 wind turbines and commissioned in 1992. The project received widespread local support. The second phase (Haverigg II), initially developed by Windcluster, was purchased by The Wind Co UK Ltd and The Wind Fund who went on to construct the four new Wind World turbines each rated at 600kW. Baywind successfully raised the finance to purchase one of the four turbines with the remaining three owned by The Wind Fund.
The site is located on a disused airfield on low lying coastal land near Millom in Cumbria. These machines produce enough clean electricity each year to meet the average needs of over 1,400 typical homes.
Annually this will offset the emissions of over 5,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide, the main contributor to global warming and climate change, which would otherwise have been released from conventional fossil fuel.