Wind power development to undergo improvements

02 Aug 2010
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A Cornwall wind power development is set to see improvements made to its efficiency.

The wind turbines at Delabole will be taken down and replaced with larger ones, BBC News reports.

Currently there are ten turbines at the site, but these are to be exchanged for four new 99m turbines, that will have a combined capacity of 9.2MW.

This will be enough wind power for around 8,000 homes in the local area.

Good Energy bought Delabole in 2002 - 11 years after it was built by the Edwards family - and has operated the wind power development ever since.

The company's founder, Juliet Davenport, said the improvements would enable the firm to "contribute to Cornwall's renewable energy targets, increase price stability for Good Energy's own electricity supply business and take an essential step towards helping the UK achieve a 100 per cent renewable future".

PricewaterhouseCoopers recently conducted an analysis which showed that the UK is not on track to meet its renewable energy targets. 

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