In March 2002, the £7m project to build a wind farm on the Holderness Coast was complete. It followed a planning process that involved a public inquiry before consent was given.
We have supported a range of projects in the local communities, from a local children's playground to a bird watching event. Out Newton has also proved popular as a film location and has even appeared on BBC2's Top Gear programme.
The turbines at Out Newton are named after seven local school children from Easington Primary School. They took part in a design competition on the theme of renewable energy; the winning prize was to have a turbine named after them.
The turbines are now called Jess, Laura, Jenny, Liam, Callie, Chris and Faith and the winning designs were turned into waterproof labels and attached to the doors at the base of each of the seven turbines.
In 2015, Out Newton generated enough clean energy to supply over 6,000 homes.*
*Based on an annual average domestic household consumption of 4,115kWH (source: Renewable UK)
||Easington, East Yorkshire
||49m to hub, 80m to tip