Building began at a wind farm on the West Yorkshire moors this week. According to the investment fund behind it, the five turbine wind farm project at Todmorden Moor could be finished and generating energy by the end of the year.
Glennmont Partners, the infrastructure fund which owns 115MW worth of wind projects in the UK, says the project will generate enough electricity for the needs of 10,500 households a year.
Peter Dickson, Partner and Technical Director of Glennmont said: “Todmorden is a highly attractive site located in an area of exceptional wind speed.” The farm will use Nordex wind turbines (pictured) designed to cope with these speeds.
Despite and even because of the tricky economic times, the investment fund believes wind power is good buy. A spokesman told ELN: “In a crunch time, clean energy is a good investment to make. It’s an attractive prospect for energy security.”