A powerfully good year for turbine
The operators of the Shooter's Bottom wind turbine at Chewton Mendip say that in 2012 it produced enough electricity to power the equivalent of 1,250 average homes or brew almost 260 million cups of tea.
The single turbine produced over five million units (kWh) of electricity last year, with the wind resource down only marginally on 2011's bumper total.
Since being commissioned in June 2008, the turbine has produced over 23 million units (kWh) of energy, which Ecotricity say is enough electricity to keep an iPad going for nearly two million years, or drive an electric car around the equator more than three thousand times.
Ecotricity spokespersonNick Osbourne said: "Last year was another really successful 12 months of producing clean green renewable energy for the Shooter's Bottom windmill near Chewton Mendip.
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"January and December in particular were very windy months with high-energy generation.
"The turbine has now been producing green electricity for almost five years and these figures continue to show what a feather in the cap it is for the county's renewable credentials."