Delabole Wind Farm
Delabole Wind Farm - renewable energy at the heart of the community
The original owners are still involved with the wind farm, with Martin Edwards sitting on the board of the Good Energy Group and managing the wind farm site.
Working closely with Martin, Juliet Davenport, CEO of Good Energy said: "We're enormously proud of our investment in Delabole. The wind farm now accounts for around 20% of the total 100% renewable electricity supplied by Good Energy, and is the first in a pipeline of new wind energy projects we're working on, with a further 50MW of new capacity planned over the next five years."
- Built in 1991 by a local farming family, the Edwards, the wind farm was bought by Good Energy in 2002.
- In taking the UK's first commercial wind farm into its second generation in 2010, Good Energy invested £11.8 million.
- Ten old turbines were replaced with four new ones which more than doubled its output. Total capacity is now 9.2MW - enough to supply roughly 7000 homes.
- The old turbines have been shipped to Lithuania where they will continue to generate renewable electricity.
- Good Energy has also established a community fund worth £9,000 a year to fund projects that benefit the local community
Find out more about Delabole Wind Farm on the Good Energy's website.