Nine more turbines in place at Burton Wold wind farm

These pictures by photographer John Woods of PixelPackingPiccys show the turbines wings being put in place at Burton Wold Wind Farm
These pictures by photographer John Woods of PixelPackingPiccys show the turbines wings being put in place at Burton Wold Wind Farm

A workman is dwarfed by one of the huge new wind turbines which are part of a £45m extension to the wind farm near Burton Latimer.

The nine new 130m-high structures, pictured last week in the final stage of their installation, will eventually help power more than 11,000 homes as part of the Kettering Energy Park at Burton Wold.

These pictures by photographer John Woods of PixelPackingPiccys show the turbines wings being put in place at Burton Wold Wind Farm. June 2014

These pictures by photographer John Woods of PixelPackingPiccys show the turbines wings being put in place at Burton Wold Wind Farm. June 2014

Developer First Renewable has also outlined plans for a solar array for the area.

The wind farm will be the largest deployment of General Electric-supplied onshore wind turbine technology in the country and will help supply energy to nearby homes, businesses and the Kettering East development.

Kettering Council’s regeneration portfolio holder Cllr Derek Zanger said: “It is good to see the borough of Kettering at the forefront of renewable energy.”

Tony Watkins, chief executive of First Renewable, added: “These projects are hugely complicated to execute and require absolute attention to detail.

These pictures by photographer John Woods of PixelPackingPiccys show the turbines wings being put in place at Burton Wold Wind Farm. June 2014

These pictures by photographer John Woods of PixelPackingPiccys show the turbines wings being put in place at Burton Wold Wind Farm. June 2014

“It’s now extremely satisfying for all parties involved to see the turbines spinning and knowing that this project will save more than 24,000 tonnes of carbon each year.”

Competition to name wind turbines

Kettering Council has revealed it is working in association with First Renewable by asking schools in the area to come up with names for the new wind turbines.

The authority will be running the competition for schools in the borough over the next few weeks, with a winner to be announced before the beginning of the summer holidays.

Youngsters will also be asked why they think green energy is important.

The competition winners will see the name they have chosen given to the nine wind turbines.

Schools interested in taking part in the competition have been asked to contact Kayleigh O’Connor at Kettering Council for more details. You can call her on 01536 534344.