Installing Wind Turbines in 2021

A few years ago the UK Government made huge cut-backs to the Feed-In Tariff subsidy — which has drastically affected the viability of onshore wind in the UK. Sadly this means we are no longer able to discuss our land lease opportunities unless the site is ‘ready’ for installation. However, opportunities for wind turbines still …

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How to Buy a Wind Turbine?

How to Buy Wind Turbines

If you’re wondering how to buy a wind turbine, the obvious question will be “How much do they cost?” At Boythorpe Wind Energy we provide remanufactured wind turbines – so we don’t have a standard price, and we don’t keep ‘stock’. We source used wind turbines based on every site’s unique requirements. For example, if …

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UK Wind Turbine Feasibility in 2019, 2020 and beyond…

You probably heard – the UK government abolished the Feed-in-Tariff subsidy. That sadly means the refurbished and remanufactured medium size (225kw and 500kw) wind turbines we previously provided aren’t feasible any more. To generate enough income to pay back in a sensible amount of time was dependent on both export and subsidy. However, depending on …

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Too late for turbines?

Feed in Tariff deadline

Now that the Feed-in-Tariff has been abolished, you may be thinking wind turbines are no longer viable… but not necessarily so. Your land may still be suitable for wind turbines, depending on a number of key factors. These include… Your site’s average annual wind speed Planning constraints Cost to install Turbine performance If you are …

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Ofgem reducing tariff by 10% in October

ofgem feed in tariff

Ofgem have unexpectedly made the shock announcement that the Feed in Tariff for wind is reducing by another 10% on October 1st 2014. Last October they could have reduced the tariff, but didn’t, so the expectation (and hope) was that they wouldn’t exercise the right to reduce this October either. Unfortunately, they have. This will …

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Used wind turbines receive full accreditation

Ofgem accreditation

Ofgem accredited three of our refurbished Vestas V27 and V29 wind turbines a few weeks ago. We’re posting this fact as a blog post today, because it disproves the seemingly common belief that Ofgem won’t accredit second hand wind turbines – which is the common story being espoused on various farming forums, by self-appointed experts …

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Feed in Tariff Drops 20%

ofgem feed in tariff

As expected, OFGEM yesterday reduced FIT payments for onshore wind turbine sites with total installed capacity greater than 100kW but not exceeding 500kW by 20%. The new reduced FIT tariff for the period from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015 is 14.82 pence. (Prior to this; from 1 December 2012 to 31 March 2014 …

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Feed in Tariff Reductions Imminent!

Feed in Tariff

Farmers and landowners with planning permission for turbines need to act fast to secure current tariff rates OFGEM will be revising FIT payments (Feed in Tariff payments) on 1st April, and we’ve heard payments could be reduced by as much as 20%. If you have planning permission for one or more turbines — and don’t …

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Are used wind turbines eligible for FITs?

Ofgem have today pre-accredited our Re-manufactured Vestas V29 Wind Turbine for the feed in tariff at our Boythorpe Wind Energy site – confirmed on their website and in a subsequent email. This of course answers the long-standing debate amongst farmers and land-owners and renewable energy consultants and experts… “Are used wind turbines eligible for FITs?” …

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