RSPB The Lodge, Bedfordshire

Ecotricity helps power the RSPB with green energy from a windmill located at their headquarters in Sandy, Bedfordshire.

Our most significant windmill yet – and a big statement about how nature and renewable energy can work together in harmony.

By generating green electricity from the wind, this single windmill will reduce RSPB The Lodge’s carbon emissions from energy usage by up to 63 per cent and generate over half the RSPB’s total electricity needs across all of it's 127 UK locations.

 Find out more on the RSPB website.

Drawing of battery

1.4 million units

(kWh/year)

Drawing of green house

381 homes

powered each year

CO2 in green cloud with arrows pointing down

305 CO2 savings

(tonnes/year)

Location & Operation

 

Location: Sandy Ridge, Bedfordshire

 

Windmills: 1

 

Assessments: 3 years – 2010 to 2013

 

Operation Since: Thursday, 25 February 2016

Technical Specifications

 

Model: Enercon EP1 E-53

Power: 800 kW

Rotor Diameter: 53.0 m

Hub Height: 73.0 m

Tip Height: 100.0m

Wind Speed: 2.5 – 34.0 m/s

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