One million homes to be lit up by the south-west wind


By the end of 2005 one million homes in the UK will be powered by windmills, the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) say.

Projects totalling over 1,000 megawatts (MW) of new capacity, representing an investment of £1 billion, will be built over the next two years.

A survey carried out by BWEA shows that 22 new wind projects are due to be built this year, representing some 474 MW of new wind capacity, over four times the total installed last year. The list of new building sites includes 21 developments onshore and a new offshore wind farm on the Scroby Sands,off the coast of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk.