Manufacturer of small wind turbines, Evance Wind Turbines, has announced the installation of its 1,000th small wind turbine.

The turbine has been installed at a residential home in Derbyshire, where the renewable energy generated will provide electricity for the owner’s home and for holidaymakers who come to the adjoining caravan park.

Anthony Barratt of Tansley near Matlock, owner of the 1,000th Evance turbine, said, “I’ve always been interested in turbines and keen to invest in green energy to support our home and business, so we are pleased that the financial benefits will support our efforts. Also the holidaymakers that come here to appreciate the Derbyshire countryside will now be able to enjoy using green energy during their stay.”

“We choose the Evance R9000 machine as it has a reputation for reliability and performance, and it is unobtrusive, so there is minimal impact on our surroundings,” he continued.

Anthony Barratt’s home uses approximately 10,000kWh of electricity per year, and the five caravan hook-ups can require a further 6,000kWh. Based on the estimated wind speed for the location, the R9000 should generate around 13,000kWh annually – covering a substantial part of the Barratt’s electricity requirement.

Kevin Parslow, CEO of Evance Wind Turbines, said, “The installation of the 1,000th turbine is an important milestone for the Evance team. 2011 proved a record sales year for the company and 2012 has already got off to a very strong start. We’ve engineered the R9000 to ensure maximum energy yield – that’s why rural home owners and small businesses, such as Mr Barratt, are increasingly turning to us for their renewable energy systems.”