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BT plans Goonhilly wind turbines

Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station
Goonhilly was once the world's largest earth station with more than 60 dishes

BT is exhibiting plans to erect two wind turbines at its Goonhilly station in Cornwall.

The company said wind conditions at the site were ideal for the project and it hopes to get about 25% of its electricity from green energy.

The turbines planned for the site on the Lizard are part of BT's national Winds of Change programme.

The exhibition of the plans is being held at the Goonhilly Visitor's Centre until 26 June.

Goonhilly was once the world's largest earth station with more than 60 dishes pointing into space.

It is no longer used for satellite communications and many of its dishes have been dismantled.

However, some dishes are still on the site, including Goonhilly's first dish, a Grade II-listed structure known as Arthur.



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