Friday, February 11, 2011

Is This the UK's Most Useless Wind Turbine? It Cost £130,000 in Subsidies Last Year... to Raise Electricity Worth Just £100,000

Passed by millions of drivers a year, it is one of England’s best known wind turbines. It is also one of its most useless.

According to latest figures, the 280ft generator towering over the M4 near Reading worked at just 15 per cent of its capacity last year. And although it generated electricity worth an estimated £100,000, it had to be subsidised with £130,000 of public money.'


1 comment:

  1. Wow, is that safe to have on a building? Looks dangerous. I'm sure it doesn't have to be that big to catch the wind. A bit excessive.


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