“WIND farm operator REG Windpower has handed out grants to local causes near its Rotherham development.
The firm pledged to donate £180,000 to community causes over the lifetime of the three 95-metre turbines it operates at Loscar Farm, Harthill.
Harthill Preschool Group has been given £1,000 towards a “story station” which will enable children to listen to books while reading.
Harthill Well Dressing Group has been given a grant towards this summer’s event.
Harthill Carnival Society and the Kiveton Park and Wales Village Hall also received support from the Loscar fund.
REG community relations manager Claudia Richard said: “It’s fabulous to see such a wide variety of fantastic local causes being supported.”
Fund manager Sue Wragg, from South Yorkshire Community Foundation, said: “The Loscar funds are making a big difference and will continue to do so.”
To apply for a share of the grant to help a project in the parishes of Harthill with Woodall, Thorpe Salvin and Wales, see www.sycf.org.uk. “
This sounds like a good idea to me. We’ve plenty of fields around us here in Maltby where we can put a few windmills and the community can benefit from grants as well as having eco – friendly power !
- Earn: Income from the Feed-in Tariff for all the energy your turbine generates
- Use: All that it produces saving on your electricity bill
- Sell: Any excess energy back to the national grid
- Annual Energy Production – Expected Generation and Savings (Estimates)
5m/s: 21,706kWh/yr = £ 7000.00 p.a.
6m/s: 31,176kWh/yr = £ 10,000.00 p.a.
7m/s: 39,649kWh/yr = £ 13,000.00 p.a.
- So, what do you think, Maltby ? Suggestions and opinions, please ?
For some views and discussion on wind farms already planned in the area see http://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/dinnington-town-council-rebels/