Stunning film of blades lifted onto a giant wind turbine that you can become a co-owner of

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Posted Nov 18 2016 by Dan McCallum of Awel Co-op
The blades of a giant wind turbine ready for installation at Awel Co-op wind farm

Double BAFTA-Cymru winner, Mike Harrison, has made a stunning short film, capturing the moments that the blades are lifted onto one of our turbines at dawn.

Mike had to be on site at 5am and work in freezing conditions (along with the Enercon installation team) and we are very grateful to Mike for giving up his Saturday lie-in to produce this beautiful, atmospheric film. Mike is a member of the co-op and lives locally in Gwaun Cae Gurwen.

We actually used a recycled material for the tracks and crane hardstandings from Port Talbot steelworks blast furnaces.

Here’s the film:

Become a part-owner of Awel Co-op wind farm

You are invited to invest in Awel and own shares in a new Welsh wind Co-op. You can subscribe to this Share Offer for as little as £50.

What better Christmas present could there be than a co-owning a wind farm? Clean, sustainable and it’ll help ensure we can all celebrate future Christmases. Over seven hundred people have already joined Awel Co-op, and the share offer has been extended to Christmas Day.

Awel is a Community Benefit Society and its project will own and run two 2.35MW Enercon wind turbines on Mynydd y Gwrhyd, 20 miles north of Swansea. These turbines will produce clean, low carbon energy and are forecast to generate an estimated 12,558 MWh of clean energy a year, enough to supply over 2,500 homes.

We started construction on March 14th 2016 with local company, Raymond Brown. The build programme is on schedule. The scheme is expected to be completed by December 2016.


Awel is your chance to directly own Welsh wind generation and take action on climate change. This scheme will harness the winds of South Wales to generate electricity using renewable technology. You will gain a projected 5% return per year as well as potential tax reliefs with the new Personal Savings Allowance scheme.

Profits will be used to support local charity Awel Aman Tawe in tackling fuel poverty and developing other renewable energy projects.

The team behind this Share Offer have already successfully delivered Egni Solar Co-op which has installed 119kW of solar on five local community buildings.

Our Share Offer has already raised £1.53m which is the largest ever in Wales and we’ve secured a £4.7m loan from Welsh Government. As a co-op, it’s one member, one vote, irrespective of how many shares someone owns. We are offering a return of 5% to members which is much better than current bank rates. And you’ll be able to see where your money is going!

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