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Business park runs on wind power

Wind turbine
Awards are available from EDF Energy for green power schemes in the UK

A 66ft-high (20m) wind turbine has been built to try to help provide green power for up to 36 small firms.

The 15kW turbine, at Yeovil Innovation Centre, is expected to generate about 28,995 units of electricity each year.

The centre, which is owned and run by South Somerset District Council, was recently converted into offices.

The £56,383 total costs were met by EDF Energy, along with the district council and the government's low carbon building fund.

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"Business parks are often perfect locations for these exciting pieces of technology and where better to start in South Somerset than the high-tech innovation centre," said Keith Wheaton-Green the district council's climate change officer.

Jo Steven, who leads EDF Energy's Green Fund, said: "We hope the wind turbine will provide a strong, visual signal of the commitment businesses and individuals can make to reduce their impact on the environment."

EDF Energy has awarded £4m to 233 renewable energy projects since the Green Fund was launched in 2001.

The fund supports renewable energy projects which produce power from the sun, wind, water and geothermal sources that reduce greenhouse gases linked to global warming.

Awards of up to £30,000 are available for projects in the UK.

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