Alveston wind farm has been refinanced by a green energy company.

The wind farm, which was the first to be built in South Gloucestershire, has been refinanced by Ecotricity, with help from Clydesdale Bank.

Becoming operational in late 2017, the farm has a built capacity of 6.9MW comprising three Enercon turbines.

Due to changes in government policy, Alveston is likely to be one of the last projects accredited under the Renewable Obligation subsidy regime.

Ecotricity operates and maintains 74 wind turbines with a capacity of over 85MW, supplying 200,000 business and domestic customers with green electricity and gas.

Founder Dale Vince said: “Ecotricity combines the mission led focus of an NGO, with the best tools of business - to actually get things done.

"We operate a not-for-dividend model, ploughing back the money we make into our mission – to create a greener Britain where sustainability is at the heart of everything.

"Today we focus on energy, transport and food, because these three areas of life together are responsible for 80 per cent of everybody’s personal carbon emissions.”