Oklahoma-based wind turbine manufacturer Bergey has partnered with UFW, the renewable energy division of DCC PLC, to distribute its 6kW turbine model.
Derived from an existing 10kW design, Bergey says the cost of investment can be returned within 6-8 years. The 6kW will also be available as a G83 compliant machine, which can be installed without prior approval from the District Network Operator.
David Taylor, business development manager at UFW, said: “Bergey has already seen 10,000 wind turbines installed worldwide, including their highly successful 1kW machine.
“It’s a good demonstration of how the renewable energy industry is thriving and with the variety of products for green energy sources ever-increasing it’s paramount that people feel secure in their investment. The 6kW product offers customers a 5 year warranty – the longest in its field, and low maintenance costs.
“We are delighted to add the Bergey 6kW to our portfolio. This size of turbine is incredibly popular and we are confident that the solid, reliable, tried and tested Bergey design will be an attractive proposition.”
Mike Bergey, president of Bergey Wind Power, commented: “Feed-In Tariffs are a key determining factor for those investing in a renewable energy source, and the Excel 6’s low maintenance costs and reasonable initial installation fees make it a highly competitive turbine.
“We’re very pleased to be working in partnership with UFW and are impressed with their depth of experience in the renewables market. Their solid business plan for their wind programme and strong background in clean energy technologies make them an ideal partner and we look forward to working with them installing the Excel 6 across the UK.”