We love what we do here at Windcrop and we pride ourselves on doing a great job for our customers.
So when the following email came in this morning from our first installation in Lincolnshire, it made us very happy:
Thanks for your e-mail. I LOVE my wind turbine!
I was really impressed with the men who erected it as they were so tidy with the trench and infilling and also were quite considerate about noise around the ponies. They were all very polite and efficient, and explained everything to us, so do tell them thanks.
The ponies haven’t been bothered at all. A few customers now want one of their own and we have obviously passed on your details. All the comments we have had so far have been positive, which is lovely.
Look forward to seeing you soon
Sue – Willow Farm
Sue runs a riding school for children, has bed and breakfast holiday accommodation and offers various NVQ courses for horse and animal care. On top of this, she also offers working Life Landbased Studies for students with learning difficulties.
We think what Sue and her team have achieved is amazing and we are proud to be able to support them with their bid to become more energy efficient.
Windcrop Ltd is proving small-wind energy really does make a difference, with a total capacity of one megawatt installed in less time than it takes to secure permission for a large scale turbine.
The company has now installed over 200 turbines which equates to one megawatt of installed capacity. This is equivalent to one million watts which is enough to power 2,500 average UK homes for an hour.*
*based on figures from Energy Watch UK which reveals that the average UK household uses 3330 kWh/year
Managing Director John Moore set up Windcrop to provide a more accessible route to harnessing wind energy at a local level. The company’s 15 metre high turbines give landowners such as farmers, businesses, schools or homeowners the opportunity to generate their own free green electricity.
“This is an important milestone for us as it sets small wind energy apart from utility scale turbines and highlights why the two should be viewed differently,” explained John. “The average utility scale turbine has a1.5 megawatt capacity, but on average it takes three years to secure permission to install a turbine of this size. In this time we already have one megawatt of installed capacity, and this will continue to increase quickly.
“Unlike utility scale turbines our systems are designed to have a minimal impact on the landscape, reduce installation time and make planning permission easier to obtain,” added John. “Most importantly, the savings are seen directly by our clients, as just one of our turbines cuts electricity bills by an average of £500 a year.”
Windcrop is currently installing approximately 30 turbines a month across its East Anglian heartland, stretching from Hertfordshire to Lincolnshire, and is in the process of opening a Yorkshire office. With a further 169 secured contracts for systems to be installed in the pipeline, the company is on track to reach an installed capacity of 3.8 megawatts by the end of 2012.