Monthly Archives: March 2014

Wind turbines made in the UK, etc‏.

Boost

Boost Energy Phase Converter

Ampair design & make wind turbines in the UK and are the UK’s oldest surviving turbine manufacturer (Ampair, see www.ampair.com) having been making them since 1973. They are also the UK’s oldest manufacturer of single-to-three phase converters (Booster, see www.boost-energy.com ) which they have been doing since 1957. Basically they design & make light electromechanical machinery.  Ampair / Boost Energy continue to invest in their UK manufacturing operations as one of their Directors has commented on it on their website (see http://www.boost-energy.com/about-us ). The business exports a lot and that has been the foundation of how they have rebuilt the business – the approximate numbers are 30% sales to UK, 40% sales to continental Europe, and 30% to rest of world, and they have rebuilt the business to the point where they now employ about 20 people rather than the one person they employed ten years ago. Clearly there are other small wind manufacturers in the UK but it is pleasing to see both the Ampair wind turbines and Boost Energy manufacture in the UK.

http://www.ampair.com

http://www.boost-energy.com

Remote living in Scotland

Remote living in Scotland

Hydro Power Turbines

Hydro Power Turbines

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