A new company specializing in the planning, procurement and installation of refurbished wind turbines has opened for trading in Machynlleth, Wales. The company will be supporting community groups and farmers in finding and installing the right refurbished turbine for their project.
Development Director Kim Bryan said: “Many wind energy projects have been shelved due to government back tracking on renewable energy. However, refurbished wind turbines, at a fraction of the cost of a new turbine are a viable alternative for those still wanting to develop wind energy projects.
“Wind energy is still a fantastic way for farmers and communities to generate clean, green electricity and also additional income.”
There are more than 100 refurbished wind turbines installed across the UK on farms and estates and by community groups. Refurbished wind turbines are sold at a fraction of the price of a new wind turbine and Second Wind Energy estimate that payback on refurbished wind turbine installations in many cases will be four years. All of the turbines sold by Second Wind come with a service history and 5 year warranty and are capable of generating the same output as a new turbine during a similar life span.
Kim Bryan added “It is now, more vital than ever that we tackle climate change, we know that renewable energy is key to achieving lower carbon emissions and at the same time can generate much needed revenue for community groups and farmers.”