Lynch Knoll, Gloucestershire

Our first windmill – in our local area near Stroud, Gloucestershire. The wind turbine that started it all.

We completed building this windmill in December 1996. The culmination of a five-year battle to bring green electricity to local residents and businesses. Since it was built it’s been working day and night, proving the viability and benefits of wind energy. 

We keep trying to build more windmills here in Stroud to provide even more green energy but so far we’ve not been able to. We’re hoping that will change.

Drawing of battery

938,355 units


Drawing of green house

243 homes

powered each year

CO2 in green cloud with arrows pointing down

195 CO2 savings


Location & Operation


Location: Stroud, Gloucestershire


Windmills: 1


Operation Since: Sunday, 1 December 1996

Technical Specifications


Model: Enercon EP1 E-40

Power: 500 kW

Rotor Diameter: 40.0 m

Hub Height: 42.0 m

Tip Height: 62.0 m

Wind Speed: 2.5 – 34.0 m/s

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