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BBC reports on Sustainable Hockerton

The BBC has today published a very positive write-up of our progress at Hockerton. Let’s hope it inspires more communities to take action.

Four months after its installation a community owned wind turbine has generated over 76,708Kwh of electricity for the people of Hockerton.

Seventy-seven investors, over half of them local, donated £230,000, approximately £3,500 each, to buy the second-hand wind turbine.

The electricity created is fed into the national grid and sold on.

They hope to get up to 8% annual return on their investment and help the environment at the same time.”

Read more here.