A temporary nine-metre high wind turbine has gone up at the Mullacott premises of a green energy company. Alvesta Energy Limited, which designs, manufactures and installs renewable energy systems, is using the lattice masted turbine to test different wing

A temporary nine-metre high wind turbine has gone up at the Mullacott premises of a green energy company.Alvesta Energy Limited, which designs, manufactures and installs renewable energy systems, is using the lattice masted turbine to test different wing configurations and collect data in varying wind conditions.A six-blade turbine will provide up to 10kW of electricity which, when used in conjunction with the existing under floor heating, solar panels and air-source heat pump, will also make the entire facility virtually carbon neutral."With demand for our wind energy technology growing exponentially, we needed to build a test installation that would enable us to both demonstrate the technology and to measure the effect of different blade and alternator combinations," said Alvesta's Paul King."Interest in our UK designed and manufactured turbine technology is attracting global attention, driven primarily by the spiralling costs of fossil fuels which show no signs of abating."For more details, visit www.alvestaltd.com or call Paul King on 0845 094 1752