THREE HOLES: Family show off the success of having their own wind turbine

THE Blake family from Three Holes showed off their successful wind turbine at an open day on Saturday. John Blake and his family live at Hartley House, and use power from the turbine to power their home, and they sell surplus power back to EDF Energy. Vis

THE Blake family from Three Holes showed off their successful wind turbine at an open day on Saturday.

John Blake and his family live at Hartley House, and use power from the turbine to power their home, and they sell surplus power back to EDF Energy.

Visitors to the open day were able to see the Iskra 5kW small wind turbine in operation, and discuss its installation with Mr Blake and representatives of installation company Segen, who put up the turbine in 2006. The family use the turbine to reduce their usage of mains electricity, and to reduce their carbon footprint.