British wind turbine company Alpha 311 is working in partnership with Telford & Wrekin Council to place innovative turbines along public roads as part of a cutting-edge pilot scheme to power street lighting.

Reinforcing its commitment to sustainability, the council will be the first in the UK to trial this new technology on public highways.

Telford & Wrekin Council will trial the new wind turbines which will be attached to selected street lighting on the A442, harvesting the wind generated by passing vehicles. The project is underwritten by a third party, with no cost expected to the authority.

The turbines turn in low wind speeds, and will not only power the street lights, but also have the potential to produce surplus energy that the council can use for powering other lighting or putting back into the grid.

The pilot begins later in the year and, depending on its success, could include more turbines along this section of route.

Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom webpage

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Caroline Talbot
Author: Caroline Talbot