Sky TV’s wind turbine spins into action

Sky TV has installed its first ever wind turbine at its West London broadcasting studio.

The company’s own calculations indicate enough CO2 will be saved to offset a 370,000 mile journey in a petrol powered car every year. The 55 metre Northwind 100 is also designed to provide Sky with 133 MWh/year of green energy.

The new turbine will operate alongside Sky’s combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) plant as the broadcaster strives to supply 20 percent of energy to all of its sites from renewable sources by 2020.

Fiona Ball, head of environment for Sky, said: “We’re delighted to have successfully installed Sky’s first-ever wind turbine. As well as contributing towards our 2020 on-site renewable energy goal the turbine’s position at the heart of our campus has got everyone very excited and is a clear demonstration of our commitment to reduce our carbon emissions. We’re now exploring the opportunities for similar on-site renewable technologies across our other UK sites.”