Coleraine campus has just finished installing a new £1.2m wind turbine which should reduce campus electricity costs by around a quarter, and pay for itself in approximately five years.
The generator will annually supply approximately 2000 MWHr of electricity and result in a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions at local power stations of 860 tonnes. The electricity it will generate is equivalent to that used by 425 homes.
Frank Liddle, Deputy Director of Physical Resources, said: “The project is a landmark development for the University and provides a physical demonstration of the University’s commitment to sustainability.”
I was up at the campus this week and its massive, 55m tall! Lets keep up the greening of energy.