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Falkenberg erects 10 turbines along E6 Highway

A front runner in wind energy in Sweden is the local utility of Falkenberg on the Swedish west coast, Falkenberg Energi. The company has one of the largest solar heating installations in Sweden and was one of the first utilities to install wind power. It is now to install ten new wind turbines alongside the main E6 trunk road just outside the city limits. These turbines will be seen by hundreds of thousands of travellers. Nine of the wind turbines have been sold in advance to companies in Falkenberg and shares will be offered in the tenth machine to Falkenberg customers. The owners of the turbines will pay a modest fee for access to the utility's grid and be granted capacity credit, since the power is produced and consumed locally. Permission has also been granted for the owners to advertise their green credentials on the towers of their machines. The wind turbines will be installed in the autumn, though the supplier has yet to be selected.

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