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Wind Turbines: An Opportunity For Landowners

By Capture Energy Ltd  |  Posted: February 20, 2013

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Is it worth installing a wind turbine to generate electricity?

Alistair Buchanan, the chief

executive of the energy industry regulator Ofgem,

yesterday warned of the impending crisis in the energy industry over the next

few years.  It is predicted by Ofgem that the capacity could fall in April

by 10% as older coal fired power stations close.  As a result it is

understood that the UK will have to import more expensive gas in order to plug

the deficit in energy production.  In an interview with the BBC, Mr Buchanan said the UK "would be very tight on power

station capacity in three to five years' time"

As consumer's, what is our

response.  Well we can do two things:

1. Use less energy.  For example by insulating our homes better, or

switching to lower energy light bulbs.

2. Generate our own

energy.  Wind Turbine Feed in Tariffs provide an excellent opportunity for

landowners, businesses and farmers to invest in wind turbines.  The UK

needs to increase its own production of energy and government incentive schemes

are in place to make the installation of a wind turbine and worthwhile


Managing director, Nathan

Billings, from the wind turbine installer Capture Energy, based in the South West,

said "As conventional fossil fuel power stations are decommissioned due to

obligations to meet emissions targets renewable energy technologies must be

brought on stream to meet our energy needs.  A big hurdle to the

development of wind turbines is gaining planning consent.  Capture Energy

specialise in providing wind turbines from 5kW to 500kW for landowners,

businesses and farmers.  A 100kW turbine for example would provide enough

electricity for approximately 65 homes and an income of around

£75,000/year.  We have a specialist highly experienced local planning team

to help gain planning approval for your wind turbine project."

Contact Capture Energy on 01209

716 861  www.capture-energy.co.uk

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