Proposed-design

Fremantle Community Wind Farm fights for turbines at Port

The Fremantle Community Wind Farm has launched a new Thunderclap campaign in order to raise awareness about an incredible opportunity to generate renewable energy from within the Fremantle Port itself.

The development is expected to increase the productivity and sustainability of state-owned land at the site while also generating locals jobs and community profits.

To accomplish this the group would like to build eight new wind turbines, with an installed capacity of 6.4 MW, on unused land at Fremantle Port.

Proposed-design

The project is situated on the “front lawn” of the State, thereby presenting great iconic and promotional value while also providing a platform for many of the ‘added-value’ activities proposed for the wind farm via its social enterprise model.

As well, the locations proposed for the development will benefit from some of the strongest and most consistent unobstructed winds in the world – known locally as the “Fremantle Doctor”.

The obstacle

Unfortunately, land access is the barrier to this project going ahead.

The Fremantle Port Authority have decided not to allow us to lease the land, for reasons that have not been transparently communicated, and without land there isn’t a project to be built.

To help raise awareness and do some myth busting about renewable energy, the Freo Wind Farm team have started producing crowd-funded videos.

The first production, WindyKid, has just been released, while the Thunderclap campaign is set to give it a kickstart on social media.

Help us spread the word about this great opportunity for community renewable energy in Fremantle.

Join our Thunderclap campaign here (hurry, only two days left):  https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/14390-freo-wind-farm-video

Supporting info:

What is Thunderclap? It’s a tool that lets a message be heard when you and your friends say it together. Think of it as an “online flash mob.” Join a Thunderclap, and you and others will share the same message at the same time, spreading an idea through Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr that cannot be ignored.

The Fremantle Community Wind Farm team is a group of volunteers with strong community roots in Fremantle, energy-industry skills and experience, access to the intellectual property of the previous project proponents, and an intention to establish a community-owned wind farm at Rous Head.

WindyKid (Behind the Scenes video):  http://youtu.be/_vvnKvCW6wo

Project website:  http://www.fremantlewindfarm.com.au/

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