New Craig Farm is a livestock and arable farm located in Perthshire, Scotland.
The owners Debbie and Neil McGowan, wanted to lower their carbon footprint and reduce their energy costs. Being able to take control over a variable cost such as rising electricity bills was also a big motivation for the pair.
“Since it was installed our turbine has produced an average of 21,170 kWh per year providing substantial
feed-in tariff payments. About 73% of this energy is used on the farm and the rest is sold to the national grid. Our electricity bills have reduced by nearly a third and the extra income has helped us enormously in making farm improvements.
We are very happy with the turbine. It doesn’t bother our animals, and it’s great to see it turning on a horrid wet, windy day and making us money. Every farm should have one!” Debbie McGowan