We’re setting up The Greenbird in its new UK home at the EcoTech Centre – Turbine Way, Swaffham, Norfolk PE37 7HT. Greenbird will be on display here now permanently, unless it’s off breaking even more records!
EcoTech Centre is also home to one of our special turbines – the UK’s first megawatt class windmill. When we built this in 1999, your average windmill in the UK stood about 30m tall. This one was more than twice that height and three times the capacity. It paved the way for the next generation of windmills.
It’s also special because we installed a unique viewing platform, which enabled planners and members of the public alike to climb to the top and experience wind energy from the heart of the machine not just looking up from the ground. Tens of thousands of people have made the journey to the top, and a few brave souls have jumped off… abseiling for charity.
So lots to see and experience! Please come on by and say hi…