Evance turbines now available to Mole Valley members
1st August 2012
There has been a large increase in the take up of small wind turbines across the country as more and more farmers and landowners are eager to reduce their energy costs and operate more sustainably. To support those in the South of England the Evance R9000 small wind turbine is now available to all 30,000 members of Mole Valley Farmers.
“We have seen a lot of interest from our members for renewable energy solutions. So to support our members we have partnered with Evance, the UK manufacturer of the R9000 5kW turbine,“ stated Steve Edmunds, director of Mole Valley Farmers.
“We chose to work with Evance as the company has a proven track record of manufacturing highly efficient and reliable small wind turbines. Other benefits to our members are that the R9000 turbine is unobtrusive, with a low noise profile, so has minimal impact on the surroundings, a very important factor these days. Also it’s highly efficient design means that a multiple installation could out perform a single higher rated turbine,“ explained Steve Edmunds.
By installing an Evance R9000 small wind turbine on a site with an annual mean wind speed of 6m/s, the turbine will generate over 13,600kWh of energy. This is equivalent to energy cost savings of up to £1,760, depending on electricity consumption and assuming a rate of 13p per kWh. With two machines the generation figure would be over 27,200 kWh. As well as the utility cost savings, Mole Valley members will also be able to receive Feed-in Tariff, an income for generating renewable energy, as the R9000 is MCS certified.
“We have seen considerable growth in renewable energy investment and as a result enjoyed continued high demand for our R9000 turbine - last year our R9000 was the UK’s small wind turbine of choice,“ commented Kevin Parslow, CEO of Evance Wind Turbines. “Mole Valley is a highly trusted supplier so having our turbines available to its members is a great endorsement. Over the last month the number of enquiries from its members has been very encouraging.”