Former wind farm

Mean Moor wind farm

Mean Moor is a three turbine wind farm based in Cumbria and operational since end of 2016.

Project location

The site is located next to repowered Harlock Hill wind farm on the outskirts of the lake district in Cumbria.


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Project summary

Mean Moor wind farm is a community energy project owned by three cooperatives, High Winds Community Energy Society, Baywind and Energy Prospects. Through our Community Energy Funding Bridge, Thrive provided funding to enable the community cooperatives to take ownership of the project. In July 2017, Mean Moor become the UK’s first commercial scale wind farm to transfer from a commercial developer to 100% community ownership. In May 2020, the loan was successfully repaid by the community cooperatives. The electricity generated from Mean Moor is fed to the grid and expected to power approximately 4,500 homes per annum.


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Key stats

Turbines Enercon E70
Number of turbines 3
Maximum tip height 93 metres
Site capacity 6.9 MW
Operational since 2016
Annual forecast output 18 GWh
UK homes equivalent 4,556

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