Ackron Farm, Scotland: breeding in tune with nature

Sustainable cattle farm is reaping the local natura l resource s

When Mike Stuart decided to invest in his own on-site electricity production, XANT was the obvious choice: the strong winds in the northern tip of Scotland ask for a robust class IA turbine. Gales, often combined with heavy rains, cold spells with snowdrift: the XANT M is being put to a strenuous test.  But when the going gets tough, XANT gets going: grid-connection issues were resolved thanks to the local-voltage control features of the converter, and weather-proofing of the generator was upgraded (now a standard feature on all XANT models).

The XANT team has been following up the operation of the turbine very closely via the XANTPORTAL: an optimum performance is pursued thanks to the intuitive interface and comprehensive data-logging of the XANT SCADA system.  This not only for XANT, but also for the local O&M subcontractor and obviously Mike himself.

The elegant silhouette of the XANT M blends in gracefully with the sweeping moorlands and the Scottish sky (often grey than blue). Mike is now considering adding a dump load to the installation and produce heat for a future chick hatchery on his farm. XANT was delighted to assist him in his quest for truly sustainable farming.

Notes:

About XANT: XANT is a manufacturer of midsize (50…500kW) turbines for the growing microgrid and off-grid markets. XANT turbines have Just Enough Essential Parts (JEEP!), fit in 40ft containers and can be erected without a crane. Their extreme simplicity, easy maintenance, silent operation and low cost of ownership make them ideally suited for wind power on remote locations close to the consumer.