Image above showing the turbine at Duckmanton
Four Winds has developed co-operatively owned wind turbines on former colliery sites, with the aim of bringing benefit to the local communities. During the summer of 2014 a successful share offer raised £3.4m from the 845 new members of Four Winds to finance its projects.
Four Winds has built two 500KW wind turbines, one located at Duckmanton near Chesterfield and one between Grimethorpe and Cudworth called Shafton Turbine. The Duckmaton turbine started generating electricity in December 2014 and Shafton in July 2015. Income is derived from the sale of electricity and from the Feed in Tariff.
For further information visit www.fourwinds.coop