Westmill is a working organic farm. The Westmill Wind Farm Co-op was the first 100% community owned onshore wind farm to be built in the south-east of England.
The five turbine site at Watchfield, Swindon, SN6 8TH was commissioned in March 2008. On an annual basis the wind farm will produce on average 10.2GW hours of electricity; enough to power 2,500 average homes and avoiding 5,000 tonnes of CO2.
In the last five years over 10,000 people have visited our community owned windfarm at Westmill
Watch the video below to find out about the difference community ownership makes.
In October 2012 a community-owned solar-farm was created on the same site. Details of Westmill Solar Co-op are here.