The 3-blade Ecotricity turbine weighs 300 tonnes, 85m high and each blade is 35m long, and can be installed in 3 days only. It is capable of supplying 1000-1200 medium size houses around the year, thus making them increasingly more attractive means of generating clean energy. However, the UK is currently generating less than 1% of its energy consumption from renewable sources compared to almost 30% in Denmark, 20% in Finland
The coach left Reading on a 2-hour journey on the M4 to reach Cheddar Gorge after midday, and after a short lunch rest, the guests entered the main cave “Cough Cave” to enjoy spectacular scenes of the natural process that created the stalactite and stalagmite over millions of years. Each visitor was given a voice guide to describe the different stages of the discovery of the cave over the years. The visit took about an hour after which Alkindi visitors were given an open top bus for a sightseeing tour in the surrounding area.
After that, the party had less than two hours to sit by the waterfalls and walk about in the village’s high street and its shops. Many people were interviewed by Al-Baghdadiya TV crew who accompanied Alkindi in this trip.
The coach departed Cheddar Gorge around 6:30 in the evening to reach central London around 10:00 O’clock. From the feedback received from participants, it can be seen that the trip was overwhelmingly enjoyed by everyone who expressed interest in similar events and activities by Alkindi Society.