Mike Davis has been involved in the wind energy industry for
over 10 years and has a great deal of knowledge in the sector, as well
as a strong belief in the value and future of wind energy.
He was therefore, potentially, going to be hard customer to
please! However, Scaled Energy has managed to do what it does best and
deliver a project that even the most particular of customers is very
Mike has an 800kW turbine on another farm of his, but at his
home farm, West Knockenbaird, an Endurance E-3120 turbine was
commissioned in mid-October 2012. The turbine provides most of the
farmhouse heating, as well as drying timber, and providing energy for
a poultry shed on the farm. In addition, the family have recently
purchased an electric car which they plan will be powered directly
from the turbine.
"We looked at installing something slightly
bigger but when it came to planning considerations the 50kW Endurance
ended up being the best fit for the site. Endurance turbines have a
nice design and simplicity to them and a proven track record so I knew
what I wanted."
"When it came to deciding which
installation company to work with, I talked with three in total but
without doubt Scaled Energy came out top. Zeno Kerr, Managing
Director, has a knowledge of the technology that is second to none and
the other members of the team demonstrated extremely sound commercial
knowledge which was incredibly reassuring."
"They showed to me that they were about
far more than just turbine sales - they want to look at the long-term
business relationship and they put technology at the top of the
agenda. Right from the start I explained the detail of my
requirements, such as being able to dry logs and power our electric
car, and so the team tailored the project specifically to these
"When it came to installation, the team
worked with impressive care and attention to detail and any minor
snagging issues since installation have been dealt with quickly and
"We haven't had a particularly windy
period in the North East since installation but the turbine has
generated in sync with expectations and I have saved myself a
significant amount of money on heating oil as well as generating
income when we export power."
"Overall I'm very happy. I am saving
money but also meeting some of my own green objectives which certainly
helps me to sleep well at night."