2009

A turbine under construction at B&Q

The recession continued, making the already tricky job of building windmills that much harder. Banks stopped lending, the pound crashed in value against the euro (we buy our windmills in euros) and things generally ground to a halt.

Undeterred we pressed on, welcoming B&Q to the revolution, with one new windmill to power their Worksop distribution centre. And we pushed ahead with planning applications for many more.

The number of homes we supplied grew to nearly 35,000 – showing that environmental awareness doesn’t only apply when times are good.

Total windmills installed:50
MW installed (this year):2
Total capacity to date:50
Homes powered (equiv):29,813
Tonnes of CO2 saved p.a.:48,336
Homes supplied year end:34,828

Read more news about the year 2009 in our news archive.

Progress report

For more details on what we did this year, download our 2009 Progress Report.