Ecotricity rescues British wind turbine firm from administration

Ecotricity has bought a British wind turbine manufacturer out of administration and aims to ensure its “innovative new windmill design” comes to market in the next 12 months. Evance’s new technology, which is expected to improve efficiency and cut costs for small turbines, is 90% through developing and is nearing the production stage, Ecotricity said. […]

Wind used to clean Scottish water

Six 5kW wind turbines installed at two waste water treatment works run by Scottish Water have been given the go ahead to start generating. The R9000 turbines manufactured by Evance have been installed at plants in Broadford on the Isle of Skye and Raasay. Another three turbines are set to be installed at the Portree […]

Wind turbines to power Scotland’s railways

A Scottish railway operating company has been given the green light to install two wind turbines at a West Lothian railway depot. They are expected to produce 14,000kWh of electricity – enough to power a small station like Greenfaulds, Cumbernauld in Scotland – and save almost eight tonnes of carbon emissions every year. ScotRail also […]

Scottish Water installs turbines to cut energy bills

Scottish Water has installed ten small-scale wind turbines at one of its wastewater treatment facilities in a bid to reduce its energy costs. The water firm says this is the first time it has used turbines like this in Scotland. The turbines at Stornoway (pictured) are capable of generating 500KW of electricity per day – equivalent […]

Soaring sales for UK wind turbine manufacturer

A manufacturer of small wind turbines in the UK has had sales growth more than 200% over the last year. The turbines installed by Evance Wind Turbines can generate around 9,900 MWh of electricity annually. They claim this saves over 4,250 tonnes of CO2 emissions, which is equivalent of taking around 1,800 cars off the […]