Environmental Forum

The second Green Park Environmental Forum of the year was a practical wind turbine tour that took place at the turbine viewing platform on Tuesday 25 June 2019.

34 occupiers attended the tour lead by Director of Reduce Energy Ltd, Ian Gough. This informative talk provided facts and figures about the wind turbine and information on what it is and how it works.

The Green Park wind turbine, completed in November 2005, has been deemed Europe’s most visible wind turbine and has since become a major landmark for Reading. At 120m tall, the 2MW state-of-the-art Ecotricity turbine is one of the largest land-based windmills in the UK, soaring above Junction 11 of the M4 motorway, and offering over 11 million people a year an inspiring view of a cleaner future. It can generate 4.5 million units (kWh) of green electricity every year, enough for around 1,500 new local homes and businesses.