'Gulliver' the Tallest Wind Turbine in the UK
The Ness Point wind turbine in Lowestoft has been aptly named "Gulliver" by local residents in a pollbefore its erection and is capable of producing a whopping 2.75MW of electricity. That level of electricity production is enough to supply over 1500 homes and will save in excess of 6000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year.
The Ness Point Wind Turbine was completed in January 2005 and is situated on UK's most Easterly point, Ness Point. The project was undertaken by Lowestoft's own leading engineering company, SLP Engineering Limited.
The Ness Point Turbine demonstrates Lowestoft's own commitment to the use of renewable energy and has also enabled the SLP group of companies to refine the skills of their own workforce in response to the challenges presented in the wake of this new industry boom.
On June the 8th 2008 it was European Wind Day 2008, so wind farms across the UK, (including Lowestoft's Gulliver) were opened up to members of the public and representatives from the renewable energy industry were present to answer any questions visitors had about wind energy and to also provide useful energy saving ideas and information.