The Green Britain Centre, Norfolk

When we built this wind turbine in 1999 windmills in the UK stood about 30m tall.  This one was more than twice that height. It had three times the capacity of anything before it - the UK’s first megawatt class windmill. 

It can produce 1,500 kW of green electricity from wind energy, a vital step towards creating a green Britain.

It’s revolutionary viewing platform, designed by Sir Norman Foster, was 67 metres up with 360-degree views of the Norfolk countryside, and was the first of it’s kind in the world. Not for the faint-hearted.

Drawing of battery

2.9 million units


Drawing of green house

765 homes

powered each year

CO2 in green cloud with arrows pointing down

614 CO2 savings


Location, Planning & Construction


Location: Swaffham, Norfolk


Windmills: 1


Operation Since: Sunday, 1 August 1999

Technical Specifications


Model: Enercon EP2 E-66

Power: 1,500 kW

Rotor Diameter: 66.0 m

Hub Height: 67.0 m

Tip Height: 100.0 m

Wind Speed: 2.5 – 34.0 m/s

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