One of the UK’s largest installers of small-scale wind turbines has expanded its operations into Cornwall.
Norwich-based Windcrop, which since forming in 2009 has installed more than 500 turbines in East Anglia and Yorkshire, has opened an office in Saltash and hopes to be employing 30 local people by the end of the year.
Windcrop founder and managing director, John Moore, said the firm was looking forward to working with the growing number of Cornish farmers and landowners interested in renewable energy.
He said: “As we continue to expand across the UK we are looking to reach even more forward-thinking farmers and landowners who are interested in using a small piece of unproductive land to generate free electricity.
“The south west is already renowned for its pioneering attitude with regard to green energy and we can now provide an easy, and swift, solution for people looking to utilise their land in this way.”