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
1.1 million units
powered each year
246 CO2 savings
Location & Operation
Location: East Killbride, Glasgow
Operation Since: Thursday, 1 March 2001
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