Hamburg, Germany [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Wind turbine manufacturer, REpower has installed a 2-megawatt (MW) MM92 wind turbine for use by an individual business, a first for the company. Installed at Croda Europe in Hull, which manufactures fatty acid amides from materials such as rapeseed oil that are used as slip additives in the plastics industry. Energy from the machine will be fed directly into the company’s electricity supply.
The system meets the needs of approximately 200 staff and results in an anticipated 40% saving in costs. The turbine produces approximately 17 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy a day against an average business use of 30 MWh per day, any excess capacity is exported to the grid.
“Finding new ways to cut costs while also caring for the environment is a key factor in decision making for today’s businesses. It’s very encouraging to see companies take the step forward to become self sufficient in terms of energy generation. It can cut costs and of course help the environment by removing Carbon Dioxide from the process, the main greenhouse gas,” said Henning von Barsewisch, managing director of REpower UK.