Going green

Own your own wind turbine

I’ve been wondering about this for a while: if the government won’t fund wind power, is it possible to invest in it privately? I may not be able to buy my own personal windfarm, but could I buy a share in one?

Yes I can. Thanks to a story on AM this morning, I found this: Hepburn Wind, who have issued a prospectus for shares (minimum $1000) in a ~$10 million windfarm project that will power 2000 homes.

Excellent. I’ll seriously consider investing.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

6 replies on “Own your own wind turbine”

Ever read about this mob? I’ve been waiting for years to see if they would ever build this solar tower. Seemed like a great idea to me…we have plenty of sun afterall.

PS: Sorry I’ve spammed you a couple of times now, but only stuff I really think you’d be interested in!

I like it.
13.5% average return over 25 years is nice.
I’d expect it to be snapped up in the future by a bigger corporation, or it’ll merge with other wind farms and list on the asx. Either way the share price should increase.

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