Last week Scotland revealed its plans to follow a model for small scale wind turbines and it appears the trend is catching. The Institute for Public Policy Research have expressed their support for small-scale renewable projects, stating this approach would replace the reliance on larger, international companies and put the ownership back in the hands of communities.
Indeed, utilities have faced increasing competition from community owned energy schemes adding to the rumour that the utility model is on its way out. There are many examples of wind turbines owned by schools, farmers, businesses and other co-operatives who are all benefiting from locally sourced, renewable energy.
Fine Energy work with landowners to develop sites for small-scale wind turbines. Why? The turbine generators do not rely on fuel and the machines produce a clean and balanced energy supply which can be consumed on site, or close to the generation point. Wind is not going to run out any time soon and once the turbines are manufactured and installed they do not release carbon dioxide or any other contaminants into the environment.
Does wind work for you?