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Always check the sales claims

November 28, 2011

Any renewables company should be able to back-up their sales claims with the facts. Before buying any small scale renewable, I recommend you always compare the vital like-for-like characteristics that have been independently measured and published as part of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) process.

We have recently heard criticism of other vendor product claims in the renewables field. So I agree with UK Energy Minister, Charles Hendry, who cites the MCS scheme as the best consumer protection mechanism, and the MCS Steering Group which acknowledges that in the case of small wind turbines in particular, the over-riding concern is for quality and consumer protection.

A crucial by-product of MCS is that wind turbines have to be independently tested. Claims about, for example, small wind turbines’ noise levels, production capability and therefore potential financial returns can be compared for credibility against the MCS data.

To ensure reliability and safety of our product, Gaia-Wind has invested very substantial sums in R&D of our small wind turbine, and in particular the MCS scheme.  Our claims that the Gaia-Wind turbine is the most productive and quietest MCS certified turbine in the 10-20kW range is backed up by MCS data.

I strongly believe that being transparent about performance and potential return on investment are key to helping our customers join the green energy revolution. 

Johnnie Andringa

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