Welcome to Baywind
Baywind Energy Co-operative is proud to be the first UK co-operative to own wind turbines.
After successfully raising £2 million through share offers in 1997, Baywind has over 1,200 members.
For almost 20 years we owned six wind turbines in Cumbria. Five of our wind turbines based at Harlock Hill in Cumbria were decommissioned in January 2016, to make way for 2 new high powered turbines belonging to our successor High Winds Community Energy Co-operative.
In January 2020 Baywind sold its remaining turbine at Haverigg to Thrive Renewables.
Baywind has now installed roof top solar on 8 buildings in the Furness area. More information can be found here
During the life of the Baywind project we have actively sought opportunities for renewable energy schemes and would welcome discussions with developers and land owners seeking to involve local communities. Read more about us and our development company Energy4All.
Facts about the Co-op
|7 Directors, each of whom carry out roles that deliver specific support to the benefit of the Co-op
|The Board appointed Energy4All to carry out the day-to-day management & administration of the Co-op
|Profits from the turbines are distributed to community funds, such as sustainable energy educational activities in the area along with share interest to the members.
|1 Turbine generating on average 5,269 Mwh