Case Study - Muirton of Drumlochy

Evance R9000 5kW wind turbine, 15m tower

Muirton of Drumlochy, near Blairgowrie in Perthshire is a 50 acre hill ground property lying at between 600 and 700 feet above sea level.

Muirton of Drumlochy, near Blairgowrie in Perthshire is a 50 acre hill ground property lying at between 600 and 700 feet above sea level.

In 2012, owner Robert Rattray, a Chartered Surveyor with a well known Scottish firm, decided to look into the options for a micro renewable energy project at the property. Robert Rattray takes up the story, “I was looking to invest in a micro renewable energy project for production of green energy to reduce our electricity usage, and make use of FIT allowances.

"Having eventually settled on the idea of wind energy, our objectives were to install a small efficient reliable turbine, with minimum visual impact and, importantly, with the least possible disruption in installation process."

Robert is well tuned in to the rural network in Scotland and was aware of the plethora of avenues open to him when seeking advice on selecting and installing a turbine that would meet his objectives and suit his site. However, as with many such decisions, word of mouth, and in this case a recommendation from a friend, led Robert to approach Scaled Energy for this particular project.

"I spoke to a friend who recommended Scaled Energy having used them on his own micro wind turbine project."

"Our own subsequent discussions with Scaled Energy made the whole turbine decision process easier for us. They provided a highly professional survey and proposal with clear and detailed costings for the project.

"In fact, Scaled Energy were excellent throughout the process, from initial telephone conversations, to site surveys, detailed proposals, and then taking into account the particular circumstances of access to facilitate installation. All in all, they made the whole process very easy and painless. Their post installation attention has also been equally quick and responsive."

The turbine at Muirton of Drumlochy was installed in September 2012, and at time of writing, with just over seven months of operating time, has gone a long way to meeting Robert’s aims and objectives.

"With only just over seven months of operation, current output stands at just over 4000 kWhs. Whilst this does fall below predicted output, it is difficult to establish whether the wind over the past seven months has been representative. Time will tell!"

"The turbine has cut our electricity costs, and this in itself should provide significant cumulative savings over time. It is also good to know that we are contributing to Scotland’s renewable energy targets, even if only in a very small way."

"Thanks to Scaled Energy we went into this project having taken excellent advice. I would urge others considering a renewable energy installation to be clear at the outset what they want to achieve, and ensure that they get the best possible appropriate professional advice to help achieve their goals."

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"I spoke to a friend who recommended Scaled Energy having used them on his own micro wind turbine project."

"In fact, Scaled Energy were excellent throughout the process."

Robert Rattray
Blairgowrie, Perthshire, PH10 6TD

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