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Ecotech Centre, Swaffham, Norfolk

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The Ecotech Centre was built in 1999 and was the UK's first megawatt class windmill.  Initially designed as a tourist attraction it now focusses on school visits and is a home for local companies.

Sir Norman Foster designed the viewing platform and it is still the only wind turbine in the world that’s open to the public - to climb!

Ten’s of thousands of people have made the journey to the top, and a few brave souls have jumped off…. abseiling for charity.

Standing in the back garden of the Ecotech centre, a wonderful wooden framed building on the edge of Swaffham, it provides enough green electricity, through Ecotricity, to power a third of the homes there.