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Have You Got Wind? How Turbines Can Help to Cut Your Energy Bills
If you have been living in the UK for any period of time, you will already know how powerful the winds we often experience truly are. Wouldn’t it be great if we could somehow harness this to power our homes and commercial premises?
Well, we do: wind turbines. These are being installed in domestic and commercial properties across the United Kingdom, and thanks to the government’s generous feed-in tariffs these can significantly reduce annual energy costs.
The typical system can generate more power than the average household needs even on the calmest of days; so there’s no need to worry about the lights going out any time soon!
How do wind turbines work?
It is quite a basic technology: large blades ‘catch’ the wind which forces them to spin, which then drives the turbine that creates the electricity. Naturally, the stronger the wind means more electricity is produced, but the good news is that the energy can be stored and used on calmer days.
There are two types of wind turbine that are suitable for homes and business: pole-mounted and building-mounted. And don’t worry: these aren’t eyesores. They are installed subtly to minimise the impact on your property too.
How do they make money?
Wind turbines are eligible for the government’s Feed-In Tariff scheme. Basically, you sell your unused energy back to the grid, and are paid for this per kWh that you export. You’ll even get paid for the electricity generated by your turbine that you DO use.
And of course, wind power is free! So once you have paid for your turbine(s) to be installed (and remember that funding is available for this), then you will begin to recoup your expenditure, cut your energy bills and reduce your carbon emissions straight away!
Here at Nexus we manage wind turbine projects for homeowners, landlords and commercial clients. We can help you to source funding too, so if you are interested in a wind turbine installation – or simply want to learn more about them – please don’t hesitate to contact us today.