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Turbine is doing its job - admirably

Letters

I am writing in response to Ken Watts' letter 'eyesore point' (NCE 11/25 December 2003).

The principal purpose of the wind turbine erected in Kings Langley adjacent to our new head office is to generate electricity - a function it is achieving admirably. Over a year, the turbine alone (and we have several other renewable energy sources on site) will produce more than twice the total electricity consumption of the offices, the remainder (sufficient for the annual demand of around 40 dwellings) being exported to the local grid.

A secondary purpose of the turbine is to demonstrate the technology and to act as a statement of what our business is about, which is quite different from just being an advertisement for the company.

It also demonstrates that wind power, along with the other renewable energy sources, can be integrated into local developments.

I would welcome a visit by Mr Watts so that we can show him the numerous innovations we have in and around our building both in the energy sources and the construction methods used.

Nick Bristow, Renewable Energy Systems Kings Langley Hertfordshire WD4 8LR

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