Why do we need renewable and sustainable energy?
We are using our natural resources like oil, gas and coal faster than the plane can replenish them and therefore we will eventually run out. With no alternative and sustainable means to create electricity, we would not be able to boil the kettle, use our computers or switch on lights in our homes.
The six wind turbines at Watchtree stand around 45 metres tall with a rotor diameter of 47 metres, and can produce up to 4 megawatts of power – enough to power up to 2000 homes.
From 1993-1999, there were 10 wind turbines in the Great Orton Wind Cluster here at Watchtree. Due to advancements in wind turbine technology, in 1999 the site was re-powered, leaving 6 turbines to produce energy for supply in to the national grid.