Harbon Wind Turbines Ltd has secured a deal to supply three 60KW medium wind turbines to the Fair Isle. The Fair Isle is just south of Shetland and has a population of around 55. The island electricity is currently sourced from an ageing wind turbine and diesel generators. The Fair Isle were the first to adopt a wind turbine in the UK in the early 1980’s when Rolls Royce were commissioned to build two machines.
The order comes after working on the project since 2016 and a visit to site, the turbines are currently in manufacture by Harbon and will be installed and commissioned by August next year. The order is part of a larger scheme to install a small grid on the island with new generators, 10KW of solar power and some battery backup.
Dave Harbon the company’s technical director said, “The ability to supply our wind turbines to a remote community like the Fair Isle has become one of our specialities, our product has the unique characteristics that will stand up to the weather out there and be lowered using a hydraulic tower for easy maintenance.”
Harbon Wind Turbines were established in 2010 and have been manufacturing Wind Turbines since 2011. The company has installed 28 turbines in the UK, mainly on Scottish Islands and coastal areas.
For further information about Harbon Wind Turbines, please visit www.harbonwindturbines.co.uk