Middlepart Farm is a working farm with stables and a holiday cottage based in Ayrshire, Scotland.
The owner of Middlepart Farm, Mr. Bronte-Stewart, wanted to reduce his energy bills by generating electricity from a renewable source to supply the main house, holiday cottage and stable yard. The Gaia Wind 133-11 kW Turbine was chosen based on its performance credentials from a shortlist of 3 other small wind turbines.
The turbine produced an impressive 36,042 kWh over its first year, giving a daily average of around 100 kWh. At this level of production Mr. Bronte-Stewart was able to substantially reduce his energy bills, as well as sell surplus electricity to the grid and benefit from a secondary income through the government carbon credits scheme (ROCs).