THE FIRST of a new generation of farm-scale wind turbines has been installed on a farm at Liskeard in South East Cornwall, where it will generate the equivalent of the electricity used by almost 150 homes.
The first Endurance X29 to be installed on UK soil is also the first to be built in the UK in a brand-new Midlands factory, and is now generating clean energy on Matthew Rowe’s Great Tredinnick dairy farm.
It will generate power for the farm, up to 500,000 kWh per year, the equivalent of the power consumption of 150 homes.
The installation was carried out by farm turbine specialist Earthmill, a UK specialist farm-scale wind turbine installer and supplier.
Earthmill is also one of a handful of authorised suppliers which can install the Endurance X29 in the UK.
The 225kW unit was built by Endurance Wind Power at its new factory in Hartlebury, near Kidderminster.
Earthmill managing director Steve Milner said: “The X29 is relatively modest in size, requiring only a 30-metre mast, which makes it a great option for farms with high power requirements.
“The key to its improved performance is that it has a very efficient generator which operates at a low level resistance, allowing the turbine to start producing energy at a wind speed of just four metres per second, a really light breeze.”
Winds of change are a bonus for farmers