Kevin Parslow, ceo of the Leicestershire-based company, said: “2012 was a particularly strong year for Evance – we now have over 1,600 turbines installed. Our systems are powering rural homes, farms and small businesses right across the country from Cornwall to the Shetlands, as well as overseas. This increase in business gave us the need to increase our workforce and strengthen Evance’s UK manufacturing capacity.
“Rising energy costs in the UK again confirm that small wind turbines are a great investment for a sustainable future, helping customers to lock down their energy costs and gain energy security for the next 20 years.”
He added: “We recognise that 2013 will inevitably bring new challenges. It would therefore be helpful for the UK government to get back in sync with other countries, such as Japan, that recognise the need to support small wind as an emerging renewables sector.
“As well as supporting our home market we will increase focus on international markets, where factors such as our R9000 turbine receiving US certification and our work in Japan to support Asian markets, should help us to meet our significant export growth target for 2013.”