UK Distributor Appointed for Windflow Turbine

Published: Tue 17 Aug 2010 11:26 AM
UK Distributor Appointed for Windflow’s 500 kW Turbine
Windflow Technology Ltd has responded to the strong demand in the UK for its 500 kW wind turbine by today announcing the appointment of Scotland based Ventus Green Energy as its exclusive UK distributor.
Demand within UK for the Windflow 500 has dramatically increased as a result of new UK government policy that incentivises small scale renewable generation projects/windfarms.
Ventus Green Energy Limited is a renewable energy company covering the whole of the UK, based south of Glasgow, who have sold, installed, and service over 100 small scale wind turbines in the past two years. Their clients include farmers, landowners, and small businesses. The company anticipates rapid growth with the Windflow 500 added to its product range.
Geoff Henderson, CEO of Windflow Technology said “In Ventus Green Energy, Windflow has found a great partner to bring Windflow 500 turbines to this exciting growth opportunity in the UK market. Ventus has an excellent reputation and offers its customers a turnkey solution, from feasibility studies through to turbine construction and ongoing servicing.”
“People want to maximise the revenue from their land so most of our enquiries nowadays are for a 500 kW turbine,” said Ventus co-director Jim Paterson. “The Windflow 500 is one of the only 500 kW turbines in production in the world and it has a proven track record with over 60 turbines installed on windy sites”.
“Reliability is important and Windflow’s modern design, innovative features and high quality standards give us confidence to promote this turbine to our customers”.
“We are landowners and own turbines ourselves so we understand the issues and what’s involved” said Mr Paterson. “Owning turbines isn’t core business for most people so we aim to make it easy and low risk. We offer good warranties and are growing our local presence to ensure quick service”.
The UK government introduced feed-in-tariffs (FITs) in April this year to incentivise small scale (less than 5 MW), low carbon, electricity generation. The 500 kW size has been particularly incentivised, in part because of the lower visual impact of these turbines. Wind projects between 100-500 kW using new turbines are guaranteed a payment for the electricity they generate (18.8 p/kWh) for 20 years and in addition will be offered a minimum of 3 p/kWh for any electricity exported to the grid, which both tariffs inflated annually. (Total approximately NZ 45c/kWh).

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