Wind Energy Powers Scottish Community Hospital
Girvan Community Hospital opened in 2010 and offers services such as minor injuries service, diagnostic facilities, a rehabilitation suite, 26 beds, elder-care day patient service and outpatient department plus has Scottish Ambulance on site. This vital multi-services hub needs a substantial, reliable, cost effective energy supply. The NPS 100 wind turbine makes this possible.
66% of Girvan Community Hospital’s energy comes for renewable sources. The NPS 100 wind turbine produces high annual energy production (AEP). It is estimated that the turbine at the Girvan site produces an average of 236,000 kWh per annum.
Local market powered by NPS 100 turbine
Livestock auctioneers play a crucial role in Scotland’s agricultural industry as essential players in the marketing chain from farm-to-farm and farm-to-table. Major agricultural markets are held twice weekly at Lanark Auction Market. The site also features an agricultural centre which serves as a community hub with a variety of event spaces including meeting rooms, a large concourse for parties and receptions and a general-purpose hall which hosts trade shows, indoor car boot sales, small animal shows and other attractions.
With so many people and activities dependent upon problem-free functioning of Lanark Auction Market, it’s essential for the operators to have a steady, efficient and cost-effective power supply. That’s one reason they chose the NPS 100-21 wind turbine for their site.
NPS 100 turbine at dairy farm in S. Gloucestershire, UK
Mike Hobbis of Chippen Sodbury, South Gloucestershire UK takes us through the installation of his new NPS 100 wind turbine. After purchasing land for a dairy farm, Mike had a NPS 100 kW wind turbine installed. His next step is to add 40-50 dairy cows and a small robotic dairy unit to milk the cows. His plans are to pasteurize, bottle the milk and sell it locally. He chose a renewable energy source because he wanted to have a low carbon footprint. He expects his new wind turbine to generate enough power for the two villages that make up his community.
Scottish dairy fights rising energy prices with wind
Stewart Tower Dairy produces high quality milk which they use to create a range of award winning Italian gelato ice creams. With energy prices constantly increasing, owner Neil Butler realised they needed to make changes in order to maintain a profitable business.
By the end of 2012 Stewart Tower Dairy was paying over £2,000 per month for electricity. Neil started investigating his options and decided a wind turbine was required to keep control of his energy costs.
Harvesting electricity for potato storage
380 acres of potato fields requires a lot of cold storage.
“I would definitely recommend that other farmers look at the viability of having a turbine, with the outgoings of a farm being as high as they are, anything that can cut costs has to be a good thing.” Russell Brown, Newington Farm, Newport-on-Tay, Scotland
Robust, reliable wind turbines… Even in hurricane force winds
The stormy week of 26 January through 3 February 2013 brought severe gales and storm force winds to all parts of the United Kingdom. Wind gusts reached 85 mph in northern Scotland and up to 65 mph further south. The highest recorded gust by the Met office reached 135 mph. Waves pounded the coast as high winds battered the country. Vehicles were blown over by strong gusts and trees were uprooted. The heavy rains caused devastating flooding including landslides that caused seaside homes to slump into the sea.
When Mother Nature becomes wild, there is nothing more important than safety. As a testament to the design and engineering behind Northern Power Systems turbines, all units that were in the path of the storm were undamaged by the high winds.