Evance Wind Turbines, a UK designer and manufacturer of small wind turbines based in Leicestershire, tripled its sales in 2012 as companies and home owners sought to cut their energy bills.
The company, which is seeking to increase exports of its small wind turbine into the US and Asia in 2013, created more than 10 new jobs last year, bringing the size of its workforce up to 45.
Evance now has over 1,600 turbines installed across the world, powering rural homes, farms, and small businesses. Kevin Parslow, CEO of Evance, says that the increase in demand led it to strengthen its UK manufacturing capacity.
Mr Parslow says that “rising energy costs in the UK means people and businesses are investing in small wind turbines to lock down their energy costs and gain energy security for the next 20 years.”
However, Evance’s CEO says that the UK Government isn’t doing enough to support the renewable energy sector.
“It would be helpful for the UK Government to get back in sync with other countries, such as Japan, that recognise the need to support small wind as an emerging renewables sector,” he added.
Evance received US certification for its wind turbines last month and is collaborating with Japanese energy company Zephyr to launch its product in the Asian markets.