Evance small wind turbine supports farm in Snowdonia National Park
2nd July 2012
An Evance small wind turbine has been installed on Mr Robert’s 300-acre farm in West Wales to make the farm virtually energy self-sufficient.
"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,” stated Alwyn Roberts, who runs a cattle & sheep farm.
The Evance R9000 small wind turbine is estimate to produce over 17,000 kilowatt hours a year for the Roberts family. This will result in a saving of around £1,500 on energy costs per year and will reduce the farm’s carbon footprint by seven tonnes of CO2.
“We are now using mainly green energy - the Evance turbine will enable us to be almost energy self-sufficient - and when we have extra we can sell it back to the National Grid,” commented Mr Roberts.
"Location is very important for wind turbines as a good unobstructed site is needed to ensure maximum performancefrom the turbine. The R9000 is an unobtrusive small wind turbine (tower height 12m), however we worked very closely with the National Park’s planning team to find a location to suite all. We were very pleased for Alwyn and his family when we gained permissionto install the turbine," added Paul Burrell of Anemos Renewables, reseller of the Evance turbine.
“I’m pleased that National Park planning officers are granting permission for individuals to benefit from small wind turbines – they can generate enough energy to support a home [in fact two average homes] or a farm. Our small scale turbines are supporting many home owners, farmers and small businesses right across the UK, including locations in a number of National Parks & areas of natural beauty,” commented Kevin Parslow, CEO of Evance Wind Turbines.