Delabole Wind Farm
The brainchild of the Edwards family, Delabole wind farm in North Cornwall was developed as a greener alternative to plans for a nuclear power station in the area.
What began as a wild idea over the kitchen table ended with the family selling its 150-strong dairy herd and milk quota in order to part fund the investment needed for the project. Completed and commissioned in 1991, Delabole was the UK’s first commercial wind farm.
Good Energy bought the wind farm in 2002 and has owned and operated it ever since. In 2009 we invested £11.8 million to develop the second generation of turbines on the site. The Edwards family is still closely involved with Good Energy, with Martin Edwards sitting on the board of the Group and in charge of maintenance at the wind farm site.
Original number of turbines: 10
Original capacity: 4MW
Number of turbines after redevelopment: 4
Capacity after redevelopment: 9.2MW
Generation output: Enough to power 5,000 homes
Project status: Redeveloped site operational since 2011
Delabole Local Tariff
Our Delabole local tariff rewards households close to our wind farm with lower bills.Find out more