Editor’s note: Dan Haugen is traveling in Scandinavia this month as part of the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s Climate Media Fellowship program.

Unable to afford a share of a community wind farm, Wanja Wallemyr started a co-op for women only.
Unable to afford a share of a community wind farm, Wanja Wallemyr started a co-op for women only.

FALKÖPING, SWEDEN — When Wanja Wallemyr learned a community wind project would be built a few kilometers from her family farm, she knew she wanted to be a part of it.

Only problem: She couldn’t afford the 1 million Swedish Krona (roughly $154,000) minimum investment on her own.