Why You Need a Wind Turbine On Your Property

Erecting wind turbines on your farm or commercial property can generate not only pure clean energy but also an additional income stream, with no extra labour.

By having working turbines on their land, farmers and landowners can receive money for producing and exporting low carbon and reusable electricity as well as lessen or completely halt electricity expenses.

Income varies depending on the size of the system & the technology installed, but the smallest turbine we can provide — a Vestas V27 wind turbine —  can yield up to 411 megawatt-hour (MWh) units or more annually at just 6 metres per second (m/s).

Export tariffs are the main source of income

The UK government ended the Feed in Tariff subsidy in April 2019, but the export tariff payment still comes in from the electricity suppliers, for energy that landowners generate but do not use.

This unused electricity can be a big source of money for landowners. The energy supplier will pay for every kWh of unused energy exported to the electricity grid.

If the landowner is an average or low electricity user, an estimated 75% of electricity produced will be unused electricity that could be exported to the national grid to receive the tariff, according to Energy Saving Trust.

If the landowner is a higher than average electricity user, an estimated 50% of electricity will be exported.

Using electricity benefits landowners by saving them money on energy bills, and due to the low cost of our remanufactured turbines pay back is much faster than if you bought a new turbine.

Although having an extra income is great, wind turbines do a lot more than bring in money. Along with personal financial benefits, wind turbines reduce landowners’ carbon footprint and benefit their local and national economies.

Generating electricity gives landowners energy security and independence for years.

Other renewable energy sources do this as well, but wind turbines are the cheapest per kW of them all.

Turbines are a great option in the U.K because the country has the best wind resources in all of Europe, according to the Sustainable Development Commission.

British landowners and farmers are in one of the best places and times in the world for wind energy, and should take advantage of this while they can.

To find out more information about how Boythorpe can work with you to put wind turbines on your land, click here.