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Could I install a wind turbine on a farm?

Yes, and many wind turbines are installed on working farms. Generally speaking, after installation, a wind turbine on a farm will have negligible impact on the day-to-day operation of the farm.

Assuming your site has a good average wind speed, a wind turbine (once planning consent is obtained) would prove to be a very worthwhile investment and provide additional income to your farm. If you would prefer to not invest your own capital we work with a number of investors who will lease sites in return of a percentage of the revenue from the wind turbine: this provides a zero-risk income stream which can be many tens-of-thousands of pounds a year. See our investment pages for more details.

To check whether your farm is suitable for a wind turbine see ‘what makes a good wind power site?’.

 

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Want to install a wind turbine?

If you are in the UK then take our Wind Site Self-Assessment - The first step to provide information we need to complete a Windpower Feasibility Study. It takes about 20 minutes to work through the basic checks, 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 Contact us to discuss your requirements and to complete a Windpower Feasibility Study.

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