Questions Answered

Of course you will have lots of questions.  Below are the questions most frequently asked by landowners considering working with us.  

Why Consider Wind Turbines?

The UK has made a commitment to a low carbon energy future for the sake of our environment as well as decreasing our dependency on foreign countries for fuel.  The UK has a target of sourcing 15% of its energy from renewables by 2020, while Scotland has set a more ambitious target of 100% of electricity demand from renewables by 2020.  Wind turbines can provide a secure income stream for landowners, whilst allowing them to continue normal farming activity.

Your Revenue Stream

Our objective is to provide landowners with a long term, secure revenue stream.  This is based upon a proportion of the revenue generated from selling electricity from the wind turbines.  If you are a commercial electricity user there may also be the potential to buy electricity directly from the turbines, providing a secure and predictable cost of electricity.  Contact us for examples of who we are currently working with to help businesses improve their competitiveness. 

Financial Risk

We take all the financial risk, both during the development and operational phase.  We have the specialist skills required for design, planning, financing, construction and operation - our people are genuine experts at what they do, and we will waste no time in moving good projects forward. We have a hard-earned reputation to look after, and will be quick and decisive in both thought and action.

Wind Turbines

We aim to maximise the renewable electricity potential from each site, and investigate which turbine best suits the location and site wind conditions.  A modern commercial turbine is typically 2MW, 90 metres to hub with a maximum tip height of 125 metres but this varies according to each site.  A wind turbine generally requires about 2000m2 (or .5 acres) per turbine, depending on the size being used and the geography of the land.  The footprint of a wind turbine is relatively small at around 8 metres, and farming can generally continue up to the turbine base.  Where possible, we try to use existing farm access tracks which sometimes just need upgrading.

Is Your Land Suitable?

Believe it or not, there are limited places where large wind turbines can go.  When areas are ruled out such as those with insufficient wind speed, with landscape designations or near villages, airport radar and ecologically sensitive areas - smaller pockets of land are left across the UK.  Our bespoke software makes it simple to establish the liklihood of your land being suitable for further investigation - we just need a site postcode to begin.   

What is the Next Step?

Our team would be happy to talk through the development process and the sequence to sign up, you can contact us by email or phone.  The first step is to find out whether your land is suitable.  We simply need a site postcode to begin.  

Contact us to request our Q&A brochure to answer the above questions in more detail.