The Visitor Centre
Europe’s most visible wind turbine was completed in November 2005 and has since become a major landmark for Reading. At 125 m 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.
The turbine is owned and operated by Ecotricity, an electricity supplier in the UK that builds wind turbines to supply clean energy to its thousands of customers across the country. Ecotricity is dedicated to fighting climate change through building attractive and sensitively sited wind parks. The Green Park turbine demonstrates Ecotricity’s preference to site turbines in commercial locations rather than areas of natural beauty.
Visits to the Centre are by appointment only. School and community group visits can be arranged through Ian Gough on Tel 07792 158530 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ian also runs a series of lectures aimed at local businesses and occupiers on the benefits of responsible, sustainable development.