Community Wind in Sweden

  • Tore Wizelius


Local investors – farmers, citizens, local entrepreneurs – have been the main drivers for the development of wind power in Sweden. The reason for this was that the power companies have had a strong devotion to nuclear power. According to the power companies, wind power could never become part of mainstream energy technology. However, during the last ten years they have realized that wind power actually has become just that, and also the power source that is the most cost-efficient, so they have finally started to make large investments in wind power plants.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Energimyndigheten. (2015). Driftuppföljning av vindkraftverk. Årsrapport 2014. Eskilstuna: Energimyndigheten.Google Scholar
  2. EWEA. (2015). Wind in Power: 2014 European statistics. Retrieved from
  3. GWEC. (2015). Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update. Brussels: GWEC.Google Scholar
  4. Martin, S. (2011). The Importance of Community Power in Sustainable Energy Planning. In WWEA (ed.), Wind energy International 2011/2012. Bonn: World Wind Energy Association.Google Scholar
  5. Österberg, T. (2013). Samfälligheter: handbok för samfällighets-föreningar, 11 uppl. Stockholm: Norstedt juridik.Google Scholar
  6. Swedish Government (2006). Prop 2005/06:143 Miljövänlig el med vindkraft – åtgärder för ett livskraftigt vindbruk. Stockholm: Swedish Government.Google Scholar
  7. Wizelius, T. (2012). Vindkraft tillsammans – handbook för vindkooperativ. (Windpower together – manual for windpower cooperatives). Stockholm: Vindform förlag.Google Scholar
  8. Wizelius, T. (2014). Windpower Ownership in Sweden – Business models and motives. London: Routledge.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vindform ABStockholmSweden

Personalised recommendations