A £12 million ($19 million ) investment by Cornwall Light & Power is tripling the generation capacity of the wind farm to beyond 27 GWh, the annual domestic consumption of the entire Lizard Peninsula, the most southern point of the British mainland.
Fourteen old models installed in 1993 at the wind farm are being replaced with six Vestas V80 2MW turbines. Four of the new turbines have already been linked to the grid.
“All the hard work and investment in this project is edging ever closer to our plan of Greenpowering the Lizard,” said Neil Harris of Cornwall Light & Power.
“In full production, Goonhilly is forecast to power around 5,500 homes with green electricity from wind and estimated savings of over 12,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.”