Harnessing Wind Power
Wind power is plentiful and renewable, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions when used instead of electricity generated from fossil fuels. If you use it to produce electricity at home, it will reduce your electricity bills. Wind turbines produce electricity by harnessing the natural power of the wind to drive a generator. Wind-derived electrical power comes from two main sources – industrial wind farms (onshore and offshore) and domestic small-scale wind turbines installed by home owners.
Advantages of Wind Power
Electricity generated by the wind does not emit CO2 or leave any waste. Wind is also an infinite resource that cannot be exhausted. A small home wind turbine , when installed correctly and in the right location, can cut your reliance on traditional fossil fuel resources. If you install a home wind turbine you can earn money for every kilowatt of electricity you produce, through the Feed-in Tariff, whether you use it at home or export it to the national grid. Wind turbines rely on simple mechanical processes. Once the wind turbine is up and running there are few running costs.
Wind Turbine Siting Constraints
To effectively install a 6 Kw Wind Turbine you need to be in an open aspect location with at least 120m from your closest neighbour. You also need to be 10 x the height of any obstruction in the prevailing wind direction (in distance between the obstruction and the turbine).
Ecofit Energy Systems are approved partner installers for Kingspan Wind range of High Performance Wind Turbines.
With over 20 year’s successful operation around the world, these turbines are recognised for their outstanding performance, durability and unrivalled run time.
KW6 High Performance Turbine
KW15 High Performance Turbine
Feed-In Tariffs scheme (FITs)
If you install an electricity-generating technology from a renewable or low-carbon source such as solar PV or wind turbine, the UK Government's Feed-In Tariffs scheme (FITs) could mean that you get money from your energy supplier.
You can be paid for the electricity you generate, even if you use it yourself, and for any surplus electricity you export to the grid. And of course you'll also save money on your electricity bill, because you'll be using your own electricity.
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