Ecotricity is Great Britain’s and the world’s first Green Electricity company. They don’t just supply green energy, they make it themselves. That means electricity and gas made from renewable sources. They have a great deal of very cool information on their website, you may want to check them out here, and from the links above. A press release from Ecotricity provides us the following:
Known as the Aspenfield windmill, the turbine is a medium sized model at just 50 metres to the hub, but it will generate almost 2 million units (kWh) of electricity every year, powering the equivalent of around 500 average UK homes annually.
Dale Vince, Ecotricity founder:
We’ve had a great start to 2014 – more and more people are joining Ecotricity, particularly after we froze energy bills until April, and we’ve now reached 100,000 customers on contract. The more people that join us, the more we can invest in building new sources of green energy – what we call our Bills into Mills model.
Getting approval for this windmill near Kettering is a great example of that Bills into Mills model in action. We currently generate around 40% of our electricity from our own windmills and we have projects in planning that will more than double our capacity.
The Aspenfield windmill will save around 850 tonnes of C0₂ being pumped into the atmosphere every year.
Wind turbines at Ecotricity’s Green Britain Centre in Swaffham, Norfolk | Photo courtesy of Ecotricity