Candle in the wind

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The St Eval Candle Company has installed a wind turbine at its base near Wadebridge.

St Eval Candle Co wind turbine

The 10kw Aircon wind turbine measures 18 metres high and was installed at the company’s Great Engollan Farm premises towards the end of last month.

The turbine, which was installed by St Agnes-based Natural Generation, is believed to the first of its kind to be installed in the UK.

Natural Generation MD Mike Field said: “This is the quietest most technologically advance MCS approved turbine in its class, we are very happy with the longevity of this turbine, which has been in operation on the continent since 2004.”

The turbine is part of a wider conservation initiative being put into place by St Eval, as MD Ian Greaves explained: “We are delighted to see the wind turbine up and working so well,” he said.

“We are looking forward to continuing with the project with the next phase seeing tree planting and the restoration of the old Mill pond which dates back to the 17th Century.”

 

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