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Wind farm gets makeover

A 20-year-old wind farm in Cornwall is to get new turbines.

Civil engineering firm Jones Bros is to replace 11 existing turbines on the REG Windpower site at St Breock.

It will replace them with five taller, more efficient models.

Jones Bros director John Dielhof said: “Repowering wind farms maximises energy generation and gives new life to these sites.

“We are pleased to be at the forefront of this revolution as we see the next generation of turbines installed.”  

Readers' comments (1)

  • Had these turbines paid for themselves or does this represent additional expenditure over the original subsidies?
    We need feedback from this subsudised industry to establish the true costs?
    Will the grid links require upgrading?
    Has a use been found for the energy that cannot be accepted by the grid eg. pumping water to service reservoirs?

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