Wind power firm launches its first British-built turbine today in Glasgow

The Spectrum Wincon wind turbine
The Spectrum Wincon wind turbine

Spectrum Energy Systems will today (6 May) officially launch its first British-built 250kW wind turbine in Glasgow at the All Energy expo.

An established supplier and installer of new and remanufactured wind turbines in the range of 10-850kW from world-class manufacturers, Spectrum Energy Systems is making a move into manufacturing following an exclusive agreement with Pioneer Wincon, one of the leading wind turbine manufacturers in India.

Under the agreement, Notts-based Spectrum will manufacture Pioneer Wincon’s WTG P250/29.6 wind turbine, which has more than 20 years’ service around the world. Originally designed in Denmark, the P250 has an impressive performance record with over 900 machines produced to date.

Paul Scholey, Director, Spectrum Energy Systems, said: “Confidence in the renewable energy sector seems to be riding high, and we’re certain that we can further grow our successful engineering business around the manufacturing process.

“We want to create skilled jobs in the UK, bringing manufacturing back to this country and helping to make it a global player again.

“The P250 turbine is a perfect match for landowners, farmers and industrial high-energy users who are considering harnessing wind power to cut energy costs. It offers good output for a competitive investment of under £400k (installed) and an anticipated return on investment of 4-5 years, dependent on wind speeds.”

Set up in 2011, Spectrum Energy Systems initially supplied and installed solar PV to the domestic market, and has now become a specialist in supplying and installing solar PV arrays and wind turbines in a range of sizes up to 850kW.

* Employment in renewable energy increased by 9% across all sectors during 2013/2014, compared with 2012/2013, bringing the total number working in the industry to 112,026, according to the Renewable Energy Association.


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