Evance and Segen Launch Wind Turbine Grant Database for Farmers

UK farmers will be able to find which grants they are entitled to for the purchase and installation of a small wind turbine with a new grants database, launched today by small wind turbine manufacturer Evance and its main UK distributor Segen.

UK farmers will be able to find which grants they are entitled to for the purchase and installation of a small wind turbine with a new grants database, launched today by small wind turbine manufacturer Evance and its main UK distributor Segen.


The database gives farmers local information on the grants that are available via the EU's Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, which totals €345 million. Administered by the UK's regional development agencies, the grants range from £10,000 to £60,000 or up to 40% of the installation cost.

Farmers wishing to access the database should contact Segen on 0845 094 2445 or info@segen.co.uk.

Segen has installed more than 50 Evance wind turbines across the UK providing power to farm houses and farm buildings. These turbines not only reduce the farm's carbon footprint but farmers who install wind turbines are also rewarded for the amount of power that they generate through Ofgem's Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs). All of Segen installations include a ROC meter accredited by Ofgem. A new grid feed-in tariff to be launched in 2010 will also provide farmers with a return on any power that they generate and do not use.

Segen provides a comprehensive service for farmers from site surveys and feasibility studies, through planning application submission to servicing and support.

Evance's new Iskra R9000 turbine heralds a significant advance in efficiency, reliability, durability, corrosion resistance, and reduced installation time and cost. The turbine is an evolution of the popular and reliable Iskra AT5-1 and has been developed over two years, including continuous monitoring and evaluation on Evance's test sites, instrumented and measured according to IEC standards.

Full details of Evance and its products can be found at the company's new website: www.evancewind.com.
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Notes to editors:
Evance is a supplier of renewable energy systems. It makes an advanced wind turbine (ISKRA R9000) for the 'small wind' market - for example, for homes, schools, and farms (as opposed to the 'big wind' market of commercial wind farms or roof mounted turbines - micro wind).

For more information please contact:
Richard Houghton/Kate Hartley
Carrot Communications
Tel: 020 7903 5103
Email: richard.houghton@carrotcomms.co.uk

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