Scottish small wind turbine manufacturer Gaia-Wind saw its 1000th turbines rolling off the production line since the company moved its operations from Denmark to Glasgow in 2011.
The milestone takes place as Scottish Economy Secretary Keith Brown announced national export figures at the company’s Glasgow factory and Gaia—Wind reported on new orders for Japan and Italy.
The 1000th turbine marks the beginning of a relationship with Scottish Water Horizons Ltd, a commercial subsidiary of Scottish Water, who are rapidly growing their renewable energy portfolio across the Scottish Water estate.
Gaia-wind turbines are now installed in Tonga, Japan, Australia, USA, the Caribbean, Sweden, Denmark and Italy as well as all over the UK. By 2020 Gaia-Wind turbines are set to deliver a good economic return in almost every global market without any form of government subsidy.
CEO Johnnie Andringa said: “We are thrilled to have reached this massive milestone which marks a terrific reward for the hard work of our team here at Gaia-Wind. We are proud to be working with Scottish Water Horizons and look forward to playing a role in their renewable energy development in the future and the Scottish Government support for renewables has been very important to us and to the farm scale wind industry.”
Economy Secretary Keith Brown said: “I am very pleased to hear that Gaia-Wind’s turbine production has reached 1000. They are an excellent example of quality turbines produced in Scotland. Gaia Wind’s product can help make renewable energy more accessible to more people and organisations as we can see from their work with Scottish Water which is just beginning.”