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