20 Mar 2009
Greenpeace Backs FuturEnergy to Power 'World'
Lighting up the World – clean renewable energy generated by three FuturEnergy micro-wind turbines together with a bank of solar panels, provided all the power to illuminate and run the latest Greenpeace earth-shape Climate Research Station in Poland.
Part of Greenpeace's ongoing campaign against the continued use of coal to generate power, the four-storey 'world' was positioned next to a vast open cast coal mine in Konin, Poland. The protest highlights the minimal effort Poland is making to curb its dependance on coal, which currently accounts for 93% of the country's power.
The three British designed and manufactured wind turbines, each rated at one-kilowatt, complemented by a series of six solar photovoltaic panels provided all the electricity for the station's fluorescent lights, cameras, laptops and satellite communications equipment, with a small biodiesel powered generator as an emergency backup.
FuturEnergy wind turbines were chosen because of their small size and simple cable-stayed assembly which enabled them to be installed easily and quickly without the need for the substantial concrete footings required with much larger wind turbines.
“We are extremely pleased that our wind turbines were selected for such an auspicious project,” says Peter Osborne, managing director of FuturEnergy.
“We overwhelmingly support Greenpeace in its mission to draw attention to the long-term dangers of coal usage and the need for a greater use of renewable power,” comments Peter. “We have many projects around the world that prove just how valuable micro wind turbines can be not just in cutting energy bills and cushioning people against fluctuating fuel costs, but also in dramatically curbing CO2 emissions.”
Since its launch three and a half years ago, the British designed and manufactured FuturEnergy wind turbine has rapidly proven itself to be one of the most effective and widely used micro wind turbines in the world, with extensive application on homes, farms and small businesses around the globe – including installation on an Arctic exploration vessel coping with temperatures down to minus 32C, an offshore North Sea Second World War naval fort - the home of the independent community of Sealand – and on Britain's best eco-home, the Penwhilwr straw house.
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