Kingspan wing into the wind market

Kingspan Renewables has entered into the wind market with the launch of Kingspan Wind and the introduction of two new turbine models.

The company says it has designed the 3kW and 6kW turbines to deliver maximum output, efficiency and reliability with rural domestic, small holdings and agricultural applications in mind.

Kingspan Environmental and Renewables managing director, Ralph Mannion, said: “We believe wind power has a significant part to play in meeting pressing government zero-carbon targets and the launch of Kingspan Wind marks our commitment to long-term growth and investment in this sector.

“We are delighted to be offering world-leading robust, small scale wind turbine technology in our renewables mix. The turbines complement our existing portfolio of top-of-the-range renewable technology and services perfectly, and we look forward to delivering a new, unique and trusted solution with wind power.”

The turbines are designed to operate even in fierce winds as Kingspan says its patented blade hinge design allows the blades to pitch and cone when other turbines need to brake.

Mannion added: “Our turbines not only generate some or all of a premise’s energy usage, they have the ability to provide a healthy source of new income for customers, qualifying for Feed-In Tariff (FiT) payments from the Government for every kilowatt hour of electricity generated, as well as an Export tariff for surplus electricity sold back to the grid. For example, at sites with wind speeds of over 6.5m/s, our 6kW turbine can generate an annual income and savings of over £6,000 each year and CO2 savings of 9.6 tonnes.”