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Driffield open day to give farmers latest on wind power

30th April, 2014

An East Yorkshire farmer who has installed the latest energy-saving wind turbine on his land is hosting an open day for farmers and land owners across the North who want to know more about possible cost savings from wind generated electricity.

The free event, near Driffield, takes place on Tuesday 11 November and is one of four open days being held across the north of England and Scotland this autumn by specialist farm-scale wind turbine installer and supplier, Earthmill.

“Yorkshire is ideal for generating wind energy because the winds here are strong and consistent, as local farmers will know only too well,” said Steve Milner, managing director of Earthmill.

 “We’ve received lots of requests from the farming community to see our state-of-the art, British-built X29 225kw turbines in action and the open day will enable farmers to do just that, as well as sharing views and experiences.”

The Endurance X29 turbine is made in the UK and, with an output of 225kW per year, generates enough electricity to power 70 homes.

He added: “The Earthmill team will be on hand throughout the day to give advice and information about the savings, technology and practicalities of installing wind turbines on agricultural land and farmers will be able to talk to people in their own industry who have already installed a wind turbine.”

Bookings for the open day can be made by calling Earthmill on 01937 581011 and full directions to the event will be given.

“The financial benefits of wind turbines for farms are becoming increasingly relevant to farmers and landowners as energy bills continue to rise,” said Mr Milner. “By generating green power themselves, farmers can meet their own farm’s power requirements as well as creating additional revenue by selling surplus electricity to the National Grid.”