Cambridgeshire village sets up own wind turbine

Any surplus money the turbine makes will go to local projects and charities

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Residents in a Cambridgeshire village have raised £1m to install their own wind turbine.

The 121ft (37m) turbine has started generating power for about 100 homes in Gamlingay.

It has been situated in an open field a little over a mile (1.75km) south east of the village.

The turbine was connected to the National Grid on 9 May, and after testing was officially opened earlier.

"It is about one third of the height of wind farm turbines and can generate about one ninth of the capacity," Chris Smith, a director of the Community Turbine Project, said.

"You also get a stunning view from the top.

"There's a sun roof so we can gain access for maintenance, and from there you can really appreciate what a beautiful area we live in."

Mr Smith said 10% of the profits made from the sale of energy would be given to other environmental projects within Gamlingay.

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