An organic dairy farm in Darlington has managed to produce its first pint of milk powered entirely by the wind turbine they recently installed on their land. Friends of the Earth hailed them as a prime example of a green company; making a difference to the environment through small-scale, local renewable generation, as well as helping to boost Britain’s job market.
Acorn Dairy produces 6 million bottles of milk every year for the surrounding area, employing 34 members of staff. The 67 metre high turbine now provides power for the entire farm and helps them save over 1,000 litres of diesel every week. They are even looking into replacing their diesel powered delivery vans with electric ones, also powered by the turbine.
With the move to renewable energy generation, Acorn Dairy have committed to reducing carbon pollution as well as saving themselves a great deal of money.