Ecotricity History - 2008

A turbine at Fen Farm

What a year – crazy energy prices and the start of a global recession.

But we had stuff in the pipeline from previous years of hard work and it came good in 2008. We built 21 new windmills during the year, almost doubling our fleet of green generators, and spending a record amount of our customers’ bills on mills.

It was a huge achievement, and really upped the green energy in our mix. We also started our attempts to break the land speed record for a wind-powered vehicle (with the Greenbird), and began work on our electric supercar, the Nemesis.

For more details on what we did you can download our 2008 Progress Report (PDF, 1.86 MB) in PDF format.



Total windmills installed: 29
MW installed (this year): 18
Total capacity to date: 32
Homes powered (equiv): 17,964
Tonnes of CO2 saved p.a.: 29,125
Homes supplied year end: 33,032

Read more news about the year 2008 in our news archive.