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What is a wind turbine project timeline?

The wind turbine project timeline depends on the scale of the project, the site complexity and environmental sensitivity. For a typical single 500 kW wind turbine project it would be reasonable to assume a project duration of two years, broken down as shown on the chart below.

For a medium-wind turbine such as the 55 kW Endurance E-3120, the wind turbine project timeline can be shortened to around a year.

Wind project stages - wind turbine project timeline

Wind project stages – shortest possible timeframe

There are various caveats to add to estimate the wind turbine project timeline:

  • Larger turbines or additional turbines would take longer because of the more complicated planning application and increased scope of supporting surveys.
  • More sensitive sites will take longer because of the increased scope of supporting survey work.
  • For larger projects or sites with complex topography the wind monitoring period should be 12 months.
  • Larger turbines can have longer lead times.

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Want to install a wind turbine?

If you are in the UK then take our Wind Site Self-Assessment - Step 1 of our modular Windpower Feasibility Study. It takes about 20 minutes to work through the basic checks to see if your site might be suitable, including:

  • Estimating wind speed
  • Checking proximity of nearby properties
  • Checking site access and approach roads
  • Investigating connection with the grid

If you are in the Republic of Ireland, or overseas, the first step is to consider our modular Windpower Feasibility Study, so please Contact us to discuss your site further.

Start the process here: Take the Wind Site Self-Assessment