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Offline Willieekkers

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Richborough Wind Turbine
« on: August 20, 2014, 21:29:02 pm »
Does anybody know of the small wind turbine that is located by the old Richborough power station. I sure it must have been there for at least 30 years and was wondering if it was a test site in the early days. Not seen it go round for many a year.

Offline Monkton Malc

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Re: Richborough Wind Turbine
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2014, 22:10:47 pm »
Small?

It's massive if you walk up to it.

It was an experimental 1MW wind turbine which was the largest ever built in this country at the time. It started working in 1989.

Offline Ron Stilwell

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Re: Richborough Wind Turbine
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2014, 23:44:41 pm »
It wasn't working much of the time while it was in commission, but I suspect that was partly because they were constantly changing parts for testing purposes.

Offline Monkton Malc

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Re: Richborough Wind Turbine
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2023, 22:12:21 pm »
The wind turbine is no more.
It was dropped vey quickly and cleared away so that nobody would notice if there was damage to nesting birds that were in the turbine housing.

Picture from Get Wild on facebook.