News & Articles on Community Wind

This is an archive of articles and news on wind turbines developed by and for the nearby community. The community’s participation can take many forms from a classic cooperative to joint ownership. More about community ownership of renewables can be found under Community Power.

In Scotland, gusts of wind usher in a quiet energy revolution


Griff Witte

But amid the gale-force havoc, the day also brought a critical milestone in a quiet energy revolution: For the first time ever, the army of spinning white turbines that has sprouted across the lush countryside generated enough electricity to power all of Scotland.

Georgia Mt. Community Wind tops energy production expectations


The Georgia Mountain Community Wind farm (GMCW) announced that its annual energy production exceeded expectations by more than 22 percent, producing more than 33,000,000 kWh of Vermont-made renewable energy in 2015. Energy production from the four-turbine project represents a 37.8% net capacity factor making it the best performing wind project in Vermont.

Annual hike provides a taste of Wild and wind power


Carl Levesque

Make no mistake, though, it’s a real hike, not the cliché walk in the park. The six-mile trip is rated moderate by seasoned hikers, but it has steep uphill and downhill segments, organizers caution.

Truth Out: Anti-Wind–Stealing our Sympathy


Sarah Taylor

If we allow ourselves to be deceived by the fossil-fuel industry and their fabricated worries about birds, then we will be refusing to look the future squarely in the face. We must end our addiction to fossil fuels, and work to establish clean, renewable alternatives. . . The birds and bats will thank us.


Windpower Ownership in Sweden–a Review


Paul Gipe

Windpower Ownership in Sweden: Business models and motives, the new book by Tore Wizelius helps English-speakers understand how Swedes have taken a sizable ownership of wind energy in spite of their government. In this, his book can serve as an inspiration to community wind advocates worldwide who face many of the same challenges faced in Sweden.


2014 Annual Windmill-Wildflower Hike Planned for Tehachapi–29th Annual Walk–May 10, 2014


Paul Gipe

Tehachapi’s Windmill-Wildflower Hike is one of the longest-running annual walks among wind turbines worldwide. More than 800 people, from children to octogenarians, have taken the six-mile walk across Cameron Ridge since the event was first launched.