The largest wind turbine in England has been officially switched on at a train station in Bolton. Guy and Collette Harkin, the Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton, were joined by additional dignitaries to officially launch the new wind turbine at Horwich Parkway.
The turbine is the largest in terms of both the amount of power that it is able to generate and its overall scale and can now be installed at any English train station. The end result is that wherever it is installed it will be able to power half of all of the station’s power. The ‘green’ power produced by the turbine will be able to power everything at the train station from computers to lights to kettles.
Cllr David Chadwick the Bolton Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport stated that the station is one of the first in England to run via this type of wind turbine and they are very proud to be making green progress in Bolton. He continued to say that the council is committed to helping make their CO2 emission goals when it comes to transport and energy and the wind turbine scheme will certainly help.
The new wind turbine is 11 kilowatts of high efficiency energy and stands at about 23m in height. It will be able to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by almost 300 tonnes over its supposed lifetime which will drastically help reduce the stations impact on the environment. All energy is directly delivered to the station and any excess energy that is produced will be channeled back into the National Grid so that nothing is wasted.