When it was just “a fledgling industry”, STG provided assistance in two areas. Firstly, the manufacturers needed to know what was the maximum size the regulations would allow to be moved by road. Secondly, the power suppliers needed to know if it was possible to reach the proposed site, normally on the top of a hill – given that the main road ended some miles away. Just the cost of putting in the basic access was not inconsiderable.
Over time, STG honed their skills to the point where, twenty years later, some of the early wind farms were upgraded, resulting in the original farms being dismantled and relocated elsewhere.
The photograph shows the second ever wind farm in the UK, having been de-commissioned by STG, on its way to Klaipeda in Lithuania – soon to be refurbished and erected on a new site.
Environmental re-cycling at its best.