Running Since: February 2013
Number of turbines:2
Green electricity per year:11.17 million units
Homes powered (equiv):3,385
Tonnes of CO2 saved p.a.:4,146
Michelin loved the turbines we built them in Dundee so much they’ve come back for more...
This time we had to take them over the Irish sea, and they are now generating clean, green electricity onsite at Michelin’s tyre factory in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.
This is our first project in Northern Ireland and another part of our Merchant Wind Power scheme, building wind power on-site for UK industry; because you don’t need to transport electricity via the grid, emissions are cut and energy costs slashed. Good for the environment and UK industry!
The two Ballymena turbines will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of three and a half thousand average homes a year, powering the factory directly, reducing their dependence on conventional carbon emitting fuels, and sending any surplus electricity into the local grid system.