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Case Study: Thrive Renewables – Eye Wind Farm

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Tim Pricehttps://worldofrenewables.com/author/worenewables/
Tim is an original member and founder of World Of Renewables. Since 2005, he has steered WoR to an industry leader within the field of renewable energy news reporting. Tim is now Vice-Chairman of WOREA and played a major role in the merger with WREA.

PROJECT LOCATION

The 5MW project is based on the Airfield Industrial Estate on the outskirts or Eye in Mid-Suffolk.  Today the turbines provide power directly to the Roy Humphrey Group with any surplus being exported to the local grid.

Our project makes an annual contribution to Mid-Suffolk District Council which is distributed to worthwhile community initiatives.  In addition we are pleased to have supported Eye Town Hall to replace traditional hall lighting with energy and cost-saving LED fittings making this community building more sustainable and accessible to the groups which rely on it.

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PROJECT SUMMARY

The two Thrive Renewables wind turbines at Eye were erected during an especially cold period in early 2013 when the temperature barely rose above freezing. Our construction teams responded and exemplified their ability to work safely in tough conditions to meet our strict deadlines.

As a long-established family business and big local employer Roy Humphrey Group are keen to manage their energy costs and to support renewable energy generation in the process. Testament to the good wind resource in the area, a further two turbines were built by another developer nearby in 2014.

KEY STATS

Turbines Nordex N100 wind turbines
Number of turbines 2
Maximum tip height 130 metres
Site capacity 5 MW
Operational since March 2013
Annual forecast output 12.4 GWh
UK homes equivalent 3,355

 

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