WMI assists landowners in assessing the potential value of their sites. This begins with an initial site survey and guidance in attaining the right planning permission from the authorities to proceed. Once this is achieved, WMI can install an appropriate mast in the optimal position on your site with the right equipment to assess the site's wind resource. This will assist you in understanding the value of your site in potential discussions with developers, and will be required should you wish to develop and attain financing on your own. During this process WMI will maintain the mast, and monitor the data quality to ensure that the report that is produced at the end is accurate and bankable. WMI will also de-commission the met mast on completion of the wind measurement phase. WMI's excellent health and safety record, dedication to quality and focus on environmentally-friendly project delivery provides landowners with a trusted business partner and incident-free delivery.
A growing number of landowners across the world have decided to work in conjunction with energy companies and use their land to generate electricity by harvesting the free resource of wind energy. Choosing the right site for a wind turbine is important, for instance: Two locations, one has an annual average of 10% higher wind speeds than the other. The windier location will produce over 20% more energy.
The other fact to consider regarding wind turbines, is that you will achieve greater success by including the local communities. Our job is to help you should you choose to use some of your land to generate electricity from wind energy.
The good news for farmers is that a wind farm, once built, will use up less than 1% of the land, meaning that the remainder can all be used for farming just as it always has been. The foot of a wind turbine tower takes up a surprisingly small amount of space only. There will be no interference from the blades of the turbine, as these need to be situated a considerable height from the ground so as to use to the better wind speeds higher up. This means that the space beneath the turbine blades is unaffected by the presence of the turbine, and is still free to use. Turbines do need to be located with wide separation, to ensure that they do not interfere with the wind and allowing the volume of air at each turbine to be sufficient. This is something which we are happy to help with, whether you want one or many turbines, we have the expertise to guide you through the whole process.