A 300-acre farm in Wales is saving around £1,500 per year on energy thanks to a small wind turbine.
"We have been thinking about using green energy on the farm for some time. When I visited an open day organised by Organic Centre Wales it became clear that wind power was the best option for our location,” said Alwyn Roberts, who runs the cattle and sheep farm in Snowdonia.
The Evance R9000 small wind turbine is estimated to produce over 17,000 kilowatt hours a year for the farm, which will result in a saving of around £1,500 on energy costs per year and will reduce the carbon footprint by seven tonnes of CO2.
Paul Burrell from Anemos Renewables, who carried out the installation, said: "Location is very important for wind turbines as a good, unobstructed site is needed to ensure maximum performance from the turbine. The R9000 is an unobtrusive small wind turbine (with a tower height of 12m), however we worked very closely with the national park’s planning team to find a location to suit all. We were very pleased for Alwyn and his family when we gained permission to install the turbine."
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