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Wind Turbines

Wind Turbines

Wind turbines capture the innate power of the wind to generate electricity. Small domestic systems can be expected to produce enough power lighting and electrical appliances. Turbines efficiency is based on the design of the blades which act like a fan in reverse, where wind energy drives the blades round and this in turn drives a turbine to create electricity. The more wind there is the greater the amount of power produced.

The Benefits

Thanks to UK’s rich wind resources (40% of Europe’s wind energy) wind turbines are a viable option for UK domestic users. The benefits of wind power are four-fold: firstly you can reduce your CO2 emissions, and your domestic impact on the environment, secondly you will make savings on your electricity bills. And, depending on the position of the turbine and conditions in your area you may be able to take one of the following options, either storing surplus generated power in batteries for future use or selling this surplus back the national grid through the Feed in Tariff.

How much could you earn and save
Outgoings panels, meter, inverter, install £40,000
Annual Financial Benifit from generation and export FiT £8,600
Lifetime Financial Benifit £234,000
Wind Turbine

Application

Having wind turbines on your business’ land can can reduce your electricity bills. Under the Government’s Feed In Tariff scheme you will also receive an index linked income for 20 years meaning the system not only reduces your bills but will also provide your business with an additional revenue stream.

SolarTech have been installing and providing maintenance on wind turbines for over 10 years so have a large amount of experience. Give us a call for advice and to arrange a survey to see if you can save money on your electricity bills!

Benefits

  • Reduce CO2 Emissions
  • Make savings on electricity bills
  • Make an income through the F.I.T. payments

Frequently Asked Questions

Is planning permission required? - click here

Planning may not be required on smaller installations where this can be considered as permitted development. Our team will advise you on a case by case basis if planning is required and if necessary can manage the planning application process for you.

Domestic Turbines

There are two types of wind turbine suitable for domestic use. These being either roof or mast mounted turbines. Mast mounted systems are generally larger and can generate between 2.5 and 6kW of electricity. Roof mounted systems are smaller and will likely generate between 1 and 2kW. Suitability for wind turbines is really dictated by the position of your house and whether there are any obstructions like adjoining properties or other potential obstacles. Generally speaking you will not need planning permission for small domestic systems but it is always advisable to check with your local planning office.

If you’d like to know more, take a moment to fill in our contact form or call us on 0845 838 2477. For an overview of the other services and products we offer please take a look at our home page which includes information on the sectors in which we fit solar panels.

Benefits

  • Reduce CO2 Emissions
  • Make savings on electricity bills
  • Generate an income

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need planning permission? - click here

Planning may not be required on smaller installations where this can be considered as permitted development. Our team will advise you on a case by case basis if planning is required and if necessary can manage the planning application process for you.

Is there any finance available? - click here

Yes. There are two available from the government. Renewable Heat Incentive and the Green Deal. You can find out more information about these in our grants & finance section.

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