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Kingspan Wind Driving Major Scottish Community Renewable Energy Scheme

15 September 2015

Two hundred small wind turbines are to be placed in remote and rural locations across the Highlands and Islands, free of charge, as part of a joint initiative between Kingspan Wind, Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) and Hadrian Electrical Engineering.

Two hundred small wind turbines are to be placed in remote and rural locations across the Highlands and Islands, free of charge, as part of a joint initiative between Kingspan Wind, Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) and Hadrian Electrical Engineering.

The Hamsin Wind project will give farmers and landowners the opportunity to install small single wind turbines on their properties, providing them with discounted power and heating for 20 years and beyond.   The first turbines will be operational in Orkney by the end of September 2015.

The project is part of Kingspan Wind’s Energise initiative, a turbine hosting scheme for small wind which was set up to help eradicate fuel poverty within remote Scottish settings and provide a financial return.

Hamsin is being supported by £9 million of investment from SEP.  Kingspan Wind will be supplying the project with its world-renowned KW6 and KW15 small wind turbines.   The project’s development partner has been Mistral Energy.  Planning, capital and maintenance costs over the 20 year-guaranteed life of the turbines will be financed within the scheme.

Up to 95 per cent of the energy generated by the turbines can be utilised on site, which means that not only will they deliver a reliable source of year-round electricity, but surplus energy can be used to heat water for use in space heating or the water supply in the farmhouse or around the farmyard.

Richard Caldow, Kingspan Wind’s general manager says, ”Hamsin demonstrates how Kingspan Wind is committed to helping people particularly those in Highlands and Islands [any other location?], to have a reliable, affordable energy supply.  

“It also helps the Scottish Government’s long term renewable energy targets, which we are dedicated to support.”

He continues, “Our new, much-anticipated KW15 turbine is now in full production and, despite the reduction in feed-in-tariffs which the government recently announced, small wind remains entirely financially viable with good returns for turbine owners, particularly for 15kW. 

“The Energise scheme is designed to be replicated at other high wind speed areas across Scotland, both on residential and commercial sites and I’m delighted to say that further suitable locations are actively being sought.”

Kingspan Wind, which has its head office in Ayrshire, has an acclaimed product portfolio featuring 3kW, 6kW and 15kW wind turbines which enjoy worldwide popularity.  Over 4,400 of its turbines currently operate in 60 countries, many with more than 20 years’ continuous operation.

It also provides a rescue plan to customers of other small turbine manufacturers that are no longer in business and a spare parts range for Proven Energy turbines. 

More information about small wind turbines can be found at http://www.kingspanwind.co.uk/ by calling 01560 486 570, or emailing info@kingspanwind.com.

 

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