SCOTTISH small wind turbine manufacturer Gaia-Wind yesterday celebrated the production of its 1000th turbine since the company moved its operations from Denmark to Glasgow in 2011. The milestone was acknowledged as Gaia-Wind confirmed new orders from Japan and Italy. The 1000th turbine also marks the beginning of a relationship with Scottish Water Horizons Ltd – a commercial subsidiary of Scottish Water – which is rapidly growing their renewable energy portfolio across the Scottish Water estate. It has been a busy 18 months for Gaia-Wind, with the company winning the Scottish Green Energy Award for exports; achieving certification of its G-W133 turbine in Japan and opening a Japanese subsidiary; and exporting more than 90 per cent of production for the second consecutive year. They were also finalis ts in the Scottish Export Awards. Gaia-wind turbines are now installed in Tonga, Japan, Australia, the United States, the Caribbean, Sweden, Denmark and Italy, as well as all over the UK. By 2020, Gaia-Wind turbines are expected to deliver a good economic return in almost every market without any form of government subsidy.
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