A North East company has unveiled a new state-of-the-art testing centre in the renewable energy field.
The National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth, is hoping the testing units will help establish the region as a front runner in the field.
Currently, there is nothing like them anywhere else in the world - a point not lost on His Royal Highness the Duke of York when he officially opened the units earlier today, December 3.
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