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13 Aug 2010 10:08:51

Eon installs first turbine on MoD land

Eon installs first turbine on MoD land
The first wind turbine to be used on Ministry of Defence (MoD) land has been installed by Eon at the Duke of York's Royal Military School in Kent.

Over the 20-year lifespan of the turbine, it will save 114 tonnes of carbon emissions and will help contribute to the MoD's target of generating ten percent of power from renewable sources.

The Duke of York's Royal Military School is used to educate the children of serving army personnel and the turbine is also intended to teach pupils about renewable energy.

Colin Grenville, Eon's microgeneration sales manager, told BusinessGreen: "Up to now, wind energy was seen as a bit of a no-go for MoD sites as there had been a number of issues with radar interference. This project shows what can be done even where there has been historic opposition."

Mr Grenville added that the energy company was in talks with the MoD about installing more turbines.

The UK generated 6.7 percent of its electricity from renewable sources in 2009, statistics released recently by the Department of Energy and Climate Change show.  ADNFCR-1235-ID-800024006-ADNFCR

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