Our partner Sustainable HOCKerton (SHOCK) has been busy progressing the installation of a community wind turbine in the village.
The turbine was delivered from INEOS to the site in Hockerton on 21st October. On the 28thOctober they installed the tower, nacelle and rota having had the grid and meters installed earlier that week. Simon Tilley from HHP was there in a supporting role as well as several volunteers from local investors. Now they are in the process of commissioning the machine which will be complete in 3 to 4 weeks.
The financing of the turbine is nearly complete. We have been delighted at the number of people wishing to support the project and have very nearly reached the provisional working target.
Finally we wish SHL well in completing the commissioning in the next few weeks and starting production of large amounts of renewable energy!