Lancaster University’s wind turbine has been developed and installed to reduce carbon emissions and reduce energy costs. The turbine demonstrates our commitment to sustainability and carbon reduction.
Planning permission was obtained in April 2011 and construction began in February 2012. This complex project involved:
- construction of a 0.5km access road
- high-voltage cable connections to the University
- excavation and construction of the turbine foundations
- delivery and erection of the turbine itself.
The turbine started operating at the end of November 2012, three months ahead of schedule.
The wind turbine is projected to generate 11-17% of Lancaster University’s annual electricity consumption (depending on average wind speeds) and to reduce carbon emissions by 1,800-3,000tCO2e per annum.