25 April 2015 | Online since 2003



21 August 2014|News,Renewables

Cornish farmer to host wind energy event


Farmers and land owners across the South West will have the opportunity to learn more about the possible cost savings from wind generated electricity by visiting a free green energy event taking place in Cornwall later this month.

Local livestock farmer, Tim Dart will host the event at Carnwinnick Farm, near St Stephen, on Tuesday, 12th August between 10:30am and 3pm and it is the last in a series of open days organised on farms across Britain by specialist farm-scale wind turbine installers and suppliers Earthmill.

The open day will showcase the Endurance X29, which had its first UK installation in October on a nearby dairy farm in Liskeard, Cornwall and now generates the equivalent electricity used by almost 150 homes.

“Falling farm incomes and rising energy costs have led to an increasing number of farmers considering wind power as an additional source of revenue. Farmers and landowners can effectively future-proof their electricity costs by becoming a green energy generator.”

“The event is a great opportunity for farmers to see a fully installed turbine in action and chat to our team of experts about their farm’s wind energy needs,” said Steve Milner, managing director of Earthmill.

Modest in size, the 225Kw X29 is manufactured in the UK and requires only a 30m mast, which makes it ideal for farms with high power requirements. The generator operates at a low level resistance, allowing the turbine to start producing energy at a wind speed of just 4 m/s.

Download




Comments


No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment

To post comment without approval login or register

Display name

Please enter your name

Email (optional)
Comment

Please enter your comment

Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.

Some error on your process.Please try one more time.



Jobs


10 April 2015
Reporting Analyst
“Medina Dairy - a successful and progressive, family-run, business. Medina Dairy operates across 14 depots with over 400 empl...

23 April 2015
General Farm Worker & Tractor Driver
A full time position on dairy farm near Stone. GENERAL FARMER WORKER AND TRACTOR DRIVER....

23 April 2015
Farm Hand
Working on a turkey farm, duties will include:. Sweeping the aisles and working areas in sheds, assisting the other farm hand...

16 April 2015
Apprentice Arborist
Lower Fox Farm. Will be involved in all aspects of tree work – including ground work, climbing, felling, thinning, crown lift...

10 April 2015
dairy/sales
I am looking for a person to run the small dairy unit and promote sales. Must be able to drive 07837594909....



Top stories you may have missed
10 April 2015 | Agri Safety

The permanent eradication of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea [BVD] in Scottish cattl...


10 April 2015 | Dairy

The abolition of milk quotas in Europe on 1st April has resulted in a numbe...


10 April 2015 | Cattle

The top 14 milk producing countries in Europe will increase their productio...


10 April 2015 | News

Matt Ware is the NFU's head of government and parliamentary affairs, based ...


10 April 2015 | Arable

There is a 'desperate need' to improve farmgate returns given low incomes a...


9 April 2015 | Arable

Rapid stem extension, after a slow start to spring, is likely to create spl...


9 April 2015 | Finance

The time has come for landlords to expect to see reductions in farm rents, ...


8 April 2015 | Cattle

Cogent’s reputation as a source of the highest calibre sires has been enhan...


8 April 2015 | Arable

The spread of exotic and aggressive strains of a plant fungus is presenting...


7 April 2015 | Animal Health

The FSA’s new Food Crime Unit wants the industry to share information, some...