All five turbines are now generating electricity. The first two began generating electricity on the 19 February 2008 with the remaining three by the end of the month.
The turbines are now fully commissioned.
Work started on the first wind farm in the South East at Watchfield near Swindon in July 2007 by Econnect Construction Limited, with completion on target in January 2008.
Siemens began to erect the turbines on the 23 January 2008 with construction completed by 30th January (by floodlight as you can see in the photo above).
Siemens staff were on site to over see the assembly, while the co-op directors took photos.
Siemens Bonus 1.3MW
Hub Height: 49m
Rotor dia: 60m
Blade length: 31m
The turbines generate enough green electricity to power the equivalent of 2,500 typical homes for the next 25 years.
The blades start turning when the wind speed at hub-height reaches 3 to 5 m/s. At very high wind speeds (in excess of 25m/s) the blades will stop rotating to prevent damage. Once the wind speed drops below the excess the turbines will automatically start generating again.