Our most recent application for a farm based wind turbine has been approved following an application to Newcastle planners.
The C&F20 Green Energy turbine has a hub height of 20m and a maximum blade tip height of 27m. The turbines are designed and built in Ireland and the blades are automatically controlled to optimise aerodynamic performance under different operating conditions which improves efficiency compared to fixed-blade turbines.
The pitch feature can also be used to act as a brake by teathering the blades out of the wind and, in hurricane force winds, this same feature can be used to assist survival. Such technology is normally reserved for large wind turbines.
The turbine should be capable of producing around 55,000kw per annum on this particular site.
At Barbers Rural we specialise in planning advice for all types of renewable technology. We do not represent any particular manufacturer but are happy to make suggestions to clients and then deal with all aspects of the planning process.
For more information speak to Mike Taylor on 01630 692500.