Pump House Farm is a small dairy farm on the outskirts of Lancaster, Lancashire. The client approached Sustainable Energy Systems Ltd to provide a solution to offset high energy costs and reduce carbon emissions. Following a site survey it was determined that two small scale 5kW Britwind (Formerly Evance) R9000 wind turbines would be the most appropriate to supply the farm with renewable energy, as well as being sympathetic to the landscape setting. After the submission of detailed documentation, planning approval was granted by the Local Planning Authority. Following the discharge of planning conditions, Sustainable Energy Systems Ltd installed the two wind turbines in September 2014.
One turbine provides renewable electricity directly to the milking sheds, an operation which unavoidably consumes high amounts of electricity. The second is connected to the domestic property. As well as supporting the property and outbuildings at Pump House Farm the turbines shall also provide a small income from any excess electricity sold to the National Grid.