Work starts on new 500kW Urban Wind turbine in Fife

DUrban Wind 500kW Fife turbineiggers have moved in to start construction work on a new 500kW development in Fife by renewable experts Urban Wind.

Construction work will involve a team of 10, and will take up to eight weeks to complete. The EWT turbine is then scheduled for commissioning in May.

It will produce 1.8 million kWh of clean energy per annum, enough to provide for 90 households. It will also save around 860 tonnes of CO2 per year.

This is the latest project for Glasgow-based Urban Wind as growing numbers of landowners, businesses and organisations look to renewable technology to address rising energy costs, generate additional revenue, reduce carbon footprint and provide a sustainable future.

UrbanWind is continuing to identify and develop more sites across the UK as it rolls out its expansion plans. The company offers landowners three finance solutions: land rental, outright ownership and joint ventures. It also offers free wind turbine site assessments.

Paul McCullagh, Chief Executive, UrbanWind, said: “We have made a strong start to 2015 this this project in Fife and also with a growing number of projects across the UK confirmed or in the pipeline.

“We are starting to bring an increasing number of wind turbine technology plans off the drawing board and into reality on sites across the country.

The Fife development will be followed shortly by a number of other similar construction projects in other parts of the UK.

“We are finding a growing appetite for medium-scale wind turbine technology from landowners and agricultural businesses in particular.

“They realise that it can help them generate valuable additional revenue streams, tackle their high energy use and realise the ambition they have to utilise their land assets further, as well as cutting their carbon footprint.”


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