Avonmouth wind farm
Four wind turbines in one of the largest dockland areas in Europe, generating renewable energy directly into the national grid.
Just 15 minutes from Thrive Renewables’ head office in Bristol, the industrial site at Avonmouth is one of the largest dock areas in Europe. Our four turbines are built on the site of a major Bristol waste water treatment plant and can be seen by traffic passing on the M5 and M49 motorways. With a coastal location for uninterrupted winds and good transport links, including major docks nearby, the site proved ideal in many respects for construction and operation.
Our turbines were energised at the end of November 2013 and are located at the grounds of Wessex Water’s waste water treatment plant. We are delighted to have hosted a number of successful open days and school visits here, welcoming hundreds of visitors onto the site to learn about renewable energy. We have also provided financial support to the local Ambition Lawrence Weston charity.
As an initiative during Bristol's year as European Green Capital in 2015 we were pleased to welcome a group of local school children onto the site. As part of the educational visit they made a short film as a "virtual field trip" which has been shared with primary school peers across the country. You can watch the film they made at the Sustainable Learning web site.