06/06/2012

Airtricity To Host Wind Farm Open Day

Airtricity, Northern Ireland's greenest energy generator is hosting a Wind Farm Open Day at its new Slieve Kirk Wind Farm near Derry/Londonderry, on Saturday 16th June from 11am to 3pm.

Airtricity's Wind Farm Open Day is a fun free event for all the family and is all part of Global Wind Week 2012.

Visitors to the Open Day will enjoy specially guided tours of the 27MW Slieve Kirk Wind Farm, exploring how a wind turbine works from inside the control centre, and learning exactly how the power of wind at Slieve Kirk can power 22,000 homes all across Northern Ireland while eliminating 31,000 tonnes of harmful CO2 emissions every year .

Kids can get creative and 'touch a turbine', leaving a painted handprint on the base of the turbine to mark the celebration.

Shuttle buses to and from the wind farm will operate every 15 minutes from the nearby Belfray Country Inn, near the Altnagelvin Hospital, Co. Londonderry.

(CD)

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