Isle of Man News - POSTED Wed 23-10-2013

Company wants solar, not wind

by Manx Radio

Company wants solar, not wind
The company at the centre of a row in the House of Keys this week says it’s planning solar generators for Jurby – not wind turbines.

Last night, a public meeting in Jurby expressed its opposition to five turbines the company said it wanted to build on the airfield as part of a proposed factory employing 100 people.

In the House of Keys this week, Economic Development Minister John Shimmin said the wind turbine factory couldn’t use 100-metre high turbines because the airfield is still earmarked for aviation.

But today, Keith Brooks, the managing director of Prowind UK Ltd, said the company would use a battery of solar panels to power its facility instead.

Mr Brooks didn’t want to be interviewed over the proposals.

Bringing You Isle of Man News and Sports Items

Send your press releases to:
Got a news story:
For MTTV news: contact Paul Moulton on 310000 or email