Warrington Borough Council in the UK has awarded planning permission to Wind Direct, the on-site generation arm of Wind Prospect, for a 0.75 MW wind project on land on the Causeway Bridges farm.

The company plans to complete the project, which includes a 77-metre tall wind turbine, in early 2012.

Wind Direct recently surpassed the 100 GWh barrier for the volume of electricity generated by the wind projects it has developed since 2004. The company says it has enabled clients to offset a total of more than 55,000 tonnes of carbon emissions through the generation of green electricity.

Wind Direct is currently adding to its development projects with the construction of a single turbine project in Scotland and has four projects totalling over 12 MW approaching financial close, to be constructed during 2011-2012.

Parent company Wind Prospect recently launched ReBonds, a corporate retail bond that pays 8% interest on investments of GBP10,000 (US$16,000) or more, and allows UK investors the chance to invest in renewable energy.

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