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Vergnet hosts first open day

L-R Vergnet's Diana Popa with Bertie Sainsbury-Plaice and farmer Ian Sharman
L-R Vergnet’s Diana Popa with Bertie Sainsbury-Plaice and farmer Ian Sharman

Vergnet has hosted its first ever open day in the UK on a Nottinghamshire diary farm.

Visitors from throughout the UK were able learn more about Vergnet’s 275kW GEV MP-C first-hand from the growing Vergnet team and the Sharman family, which utilises the medium scale wind turbine to off-set their farms energy demand.

Vergnet’s UK spokesperson and business development manager, Diana Popa, said: “As we continue to grow in the UK market, we are proud to showcase our medium scale wind turbines and their benefits for medium wind projects from 200 to 500 kW. The Open Day at New Holbeck Farm is the first of many we are having throughout the UK. It is a perfect opportunity for farmers, landowners and developers to see the turbines first hand and meet our turbine owners, as well as have a direct feed-back of their medium wind experience.”

Ian Sharman said: “The Open Day was a great opportunity for me to share my experience with fellow farmers from throughout the UK. The turbine, which has been in operation since 2012, performs well and is as reliable as Vergnet said it would be, if not better.

“At New Holbeck Farm, we use an awful lot of energy, cooling water and warming milk, therefore the turbine has made a huge difference. It enables me to control my energy costs and make savings. The turbine powers the farm 8 hours a day and the excess power is fed into the grid and provides an additional source of revenue. Vergnet’s ongoing O&M service helps get the best possible return and income from the turbine. The Vergnet turbine on my farm does exactly what it says on the tin.”