Wind turbines to be replaced at Goonhilly

12 Aug 2010
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Wind turbines to be replaced at Goonhilly

The way renewable energy is created is to change in the UK, with a major wind farm set to be redeveloped.

Goonhilly is to see the current wind turbines - which have stood at the site for almost 20 years - replaced with larger versions, reports BBC News.

The facility currently provides enough renewable energy to power all of the homes on the Lizard peninsula, with output to be trebled when the new machines are up and running.

Only six wind turbines will be needed, replacing the 14 that are currently on the site.

The old technology will be recycled and used to create renewable energy at other sites around the country.

Goonhilly is the latest wind energy development in the UK to be overhauled.

BBC News reported recently that the ten wind turbines at Delabole are being taken down to be replaced with four new machines, with the site able to provide renewable energy for 8,000 homes once the work is complete.   

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