Friday, 8 October 2010

Wind Power Now Lucrative Energy Option for UK Consumers

Southwest Windpower´s turbine is now MCS Certified
Southwest Windpower, the world´s leading supplier of small wind generators,
has received product certification for its Skystream 3.7(R) wind turbines
under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), enabling customers who
install a Skystream wind turbine to qualify for the UK government´s Feed-in
Tariffs (FiTs) or Clean Energy Cash-Back Scheme.

Introduced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the FiT
system was developed to encourage small scale (less than 50kW), low carbon
electricity generation. The tariffs became available on April 1, 2010 and
are designed to significantly offset monthly costs with income received from
renewable energy production.
"Receiving the MCS certification marks a huge milestone for Southwest
Windpower in the European market, " said Dixon Thayer, Chief Executive
Officer of Southwest Windpower. "Through government incentives, wind energy
will now be available at a competitive cost for consumers across the UK."
Under the scheme, consumers who install MCS certified wind turbines (more
than 1.5kW) will be paid 26.7p per kWh generated and receive an additional
3p for every kWh that is exported back to the grid. During the tariff´s
20-year lifespan, Southwest Windpower customers can expect to recoup their
investment while reducing their energy costs.

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