Small and medium wind turbines are already powering many UK homes, farms and businesses. With the best wind resource in Europe, and attractive financial incentives, we are home to many leading turbine manufacturers and developers, who export their products worldwide. Nearly 20,000 small wind systems have been installed in the UK since 2005.
Typically, reaching up to 55 metres tall, small and medium scale wind turbines can produce enough energy to power an entire community.
The energy produced can be used on-site, stored in batteries for later use, or sold and fed into the National Grid.
There are a number of steps to go through to ensure the correct siting of a wind turbine, including wind speed analysis and consultation with local planners - but the financial incentives from schemes like the Feed-in Tariff can be very rewarding.
RenewableUK has produced a guide called Generate Your Own Power, a collection of case studies that will help you get started, and our annual State of the Industry report that provides some essential data about today’s market.
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