A RENEWABLE energy pioneer has become the first in Lincolnshire to have the newly MCS accredited Bergey Excel-S 10kW wind turbine installed on his property.
Roger Marshall, who owns a cold-store business near Quadring, trading in vegetables, opted for a Bergey system maintained by a 25 metre self-supporting lattice tower, ensuring the turbine will not be affected by wind shear and turbulence.
SIAC Wind Energy, which installed the turbine, has taken a unique approach within the UK and bucked micro wind energy trends by advocating taller towers, ensuring output is maximised at each installation.
The turbine was put up by a team from SIAC’s installation and re-sale partner for Lincolnshire and Norfolk, Greenleaf Microgen, of Spalding.
It is expected that the 10kW turbine will pay for itself in less than five years.
Jon Naylor, Regional Manager at SIAC Wind Energy, said: “It has been a pleasure working with Roger to bring his Bergey installation to fruition.
“He already embraces environmentally friendly technology, using heat from his cold stores to heat his home and a Photovoltaic system installed on the roof of the building.
“His enthusiasm for all things renewable really knows no bounds.
“Roger will now enjoy many years of free energy and income from the Government’s Feed-In Tariff scheme.”
For more information visit www.siacwindenergy.com