Kingspan wind turbine for livestock farm
Kingspan Wind turbine
Owners of a West Yorkshire beef cattle farm have cut their electricity bills and started generating an additional income for their retirement with the help of a Kingspan Wind turbine.
By installing the new Kingspan Wind 6kW turbine, the farm owners, Maureen and David Pickford, benefit from Feed-in Tariff payments for each kilowatt-hour of electricity generated on site.
Maureen said: “Although we’re not retired yet, my husband and I were keen to plan ahead and secure a welcome extra income for when we do stop working.
“With electricity costs set to soar even higher over the next few years, we saw it as a real investment for the future.
“We had seen large companies making the most of the strong winds in our area and thought there was no reason we couldn’t do the same for ourselves.
“We chose the 6kW Kingspan Wind turbine because its simple and effective technology appealed to us and it was compact enough to make it just the right fit for our small farm.
“The wind speed here is around 6.5m/s and in the year since it was installed the turbine has generated around 15,000kWh of electricity – enough to power our whole house!
“As a result, we’ve been able to cut our electricity bills by around two thirds.”
The KW6 is MCS-accredited and was specifically designed with rural domestic, smallholdings and agricultural applications in mind.
Kingspan Wind’s downwind blade design provides a unique over-speed protection system, unlike other turbines, which rely on brakes to protect themselves.
This ensures uninterrupted operation even in the strongest winds, allowing the consistent delivery of maximum electricity generation, efficiency and reliability.
Kingspan Wind Technical Sales Manager Gavin Kerr, said: “As well as being extremely efficient, small wind turbines deliver a significantly higher return on investment than most other renewables on the market.
“What’s more, unlike larger models, small-scale turbines, like the KW6, are favoured by local authorities, which allows for straightforward grid connection and planning permission as well as hassle-free installation and servicing.”
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