A new factory has opened in the West Midlands to build ‘farm-scale’ wind turbines and offer an alternative income for cash-strapped farmers.
As farmers count the cost of the worst floods to have hit the UK since records began, the state-of-the art factory, located in Hartlebury just outside Kidderminster, promises to create 100 new green jobs and will build wind turbines specifically targeting the farming community. The facility was opened last week by Endurance Wind Power, the Canadian and UK small wind turbine maker, with the presence of Energy Minister Greg Barker. Endurance said it eventually aimed to manufacturer a hundred 225 kilowatt turbines a year at the plant.
Barker described the factory as another example of green growth in the UK.”Not only will this new facility create around 100 jobs and boost the West Midlands economy, it will unleash new opportunities to export British-made technologies to Europe and beyond. This innovative kit will also help people take energy generation into their own hands,” he said.
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