East Kilbride, Glasgow

Our first Merchant Wind Power wind park. Providing enough green energy to power over a third of Sainsbury’s distribution centre in Glasgow.

Merchant Wind Power (MWP) is about building wind turbines on industrial sites, delivering green electricity at the point of use.

Built in 2001, we completed our first project at Sainsbury’s, the UK’s first fully commercial wind turbine.

“Ecotricity has helped us meet our environmental goals and energy needs” – Julius Brinkworth, Sainsbury’s

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1.1 million units


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307 homes

powered each year

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246 CO2 savings


Location & Operation


Location: East Killbride, Glasgow


Windmills: 1


Operation Since: Thursday, 1 March 2001

Technical Specifications


Model: Enercon EP1 E-40

Power: 600 kW

Rotor Diameter: 40.3 m

Hub Height: 65.0 m

Tip Height: 85.0 m

Wind Speed: 2.5 – 34.0 m/s

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