11th March 2014

This weather is amazing isn’t it? Three weeks ago most of the UK was under water and it has been pretty rough since before Christmas. Now they are talking about watering the racecourse at Cheltenham on Thursday as it is drying out too quickly. We have had blue skies and hardly any cloud cover for the last 3 days and …

Alex Thornton11th March 2014

25th February 2014

I haven’t blogged for a while which is mostly down to the simple fact we have been snowed under with work. The Feed-in-Tariff is being slashed by 20% at the end of March meaning any project which is not pre-accredited needs to be up and spinning by then. It looks like the weather has calmed down a bit now which …

Alex Thornton25th February 2014

Energy Now Expo 2014

The WindCare team will be exhibiting at Energy Now Expo at the Telford International Centre, which showcases renewable energy opportunities available to agricultural and rural communities, on the 12th – 13th February 2014. Alex Thornton, Commercial Director of WindCare said: “Energy Now Expo 2013 was a fantastic show and was the perfect opportunity for us to showcase the services we …

Alex ThorntonEnergy Now Expo 2014

5th February 2014

As we continue to grow, we have taken on another member of staff this week and the whole team welcomes Joel Richardson to WindCare. Joel is a local lad with 8 years’ mechanical experience working at heights in the great outdoors and is the latest addition to our install team. It is difficult to find the right people with the …

Alex Thornton5th February 2014

29th January 2014

A lot has been happening in the world of WindCare since my last blog post. First of all we welcome two new members to our ever expanding team. Nick brings with him a wealth of high level electrical experience having worked for many years both for and alongside various DNOs. He has been brought in to strengthen our electrical installation …

Alex Thornton29th January 2014

20th January 2014

With less than 10 weeks to go before the 31st March, things are really starting to ramp up now. Whilst a lot of larger projects have been pre-accredited – giving them a bit more breathing room – there are still a lot of turbines (mainly smaller ones) which need to be installed and commissioned before the FiT is reduced. Whilst …

Alex Thornton20th January 2014

2nd Jan 2014

2013 was a very busy year for us – particularly the three month run in to Christmas. All our guys (and Beth!) went well beyond the call of duty and are already back on the road getting stuck into work. We were frustrated with the weather on an install in Montrose just before Christmas and despite numerous false starts and …

Alex Thornton2nd Jan 2014

28th November 2013

Wow. What a mental couple of weeks we are having! The big push to Christmas has arrived and everybody is flat-out working to ensure we get everything completed before we break for the festive period. We have had busy weeks before but nothing like this and currently have 5 projects on the go spread right across the UK. We have …

Alex Thornton28th November 2013

12th November 2013

Last week I headed down to the NEC in Birmingham for the RenewableUK Annual Conference and Exhibition. It was a great show and many of the leading manufacturers, distributors and developers where there showing their wares. Although a bit pricy for the average punter (the last day was free to be fair), I was mightily impressed with the turnout and …

Alex Thornton12th November 2013

30th October 2013

I have had quite a few people email me over past couple of weeks to say how much they enjoy reading our blog and that it also a useful guide as to how the small/medium wind sector is performing. Firstly, I am delighted that people actually read it (that isn’t true as over 600 people clicked onto it last week!) …

Alex Thornton30th October 2013