MOTORISTS now have a better view from the M25 after the first ever wind turbine visible from the motorway was erected this week on the former Ovaltine site in Kings Langley.

The function of the turbine is to generate pollution-free power for a new environmentally friendly office development for wind energy company Renewable Energy Systems (RES).

The 50 metre high turbine was erected on Tuesday, September 23, morning when a 160-tonne crane installed the turbine tower in two sections before lifting the three-bladed rotor to the top.

It is one of several renewable energy technologies being installed at the site – wind power, solar panels, five hectares of energy crops and a seasonal heat store will provide all of the office’s heat, cooling and electricity and send surplus power into the local grid for use by homes and businesses.