Initially, a number of turbine manufacturers were tried for the project, but many of them weren’t able to withstand the harsh weather conditions on the islands.
After a 12-month pilot trial, FIDC opted for a reliable, robust and easily maintainable wind turbine - the Kingspan KW3.
The Kingspan KW3 is a downwind turbine that doesn’t need to shut down in high winds. These are available on tower heights from 6m to 20m.
Reflecting on the project’s success, General Manager of Kingspan Wind, Richard Caldow, said: “We have been manufacturing off-grid systems for many years and are proud our turbines are now entering their third decade of operation.