WMI assists developers in assessing and confirming the potential value of their sites. WMI manages the full wind measurement process, which begins with an initial site survey and ends with a bankable report and mast de-commissioning. WMI can advise on and install any met mast (tubular tilt-up to lattice, 10m to 180m, on varying terrain) in the optimal position on your site with the right anemometry equipment to accurately assess the site's wind resource. During the wind measurement 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. The report will bring you credibility both for financing and licensing. 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 developers with a trusted business partner and incident-free delivery.
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Unsurprisingly to its inhabitants, the UK is actually the windiest country in the European Union. The UK has so much energy available from wind that it would be possible to power the entire country several times over, using nothing but this free fuel. Modern 2.5 MW turbines installd at a side with a reasonable average wind speed can generate 6.5 million units of electricity year in, year out. This would be enough to power over 1,400 households, or make 230,000,000 cups of tea or even run a home computer for 2,250 years non stop.
Every unit of electricity produced by a wind turbine replaces one that would have been produced at a conventional power stations. As of January 2009, the generating capacity of wind turbines in the UK was enough to replace fossil fuel generators to the tune of 3,682,563 tonnes of CO2 a year.
Ever since the UK's first wind farm, at Delabole in 1991, onshore wind energy has bee accepted as a well-developed, clean, energy-generating solution. During 2007 hydropower was overtaken by wind energy as the most prevalent means of generating renewable energy in the UK, contributing 2.2% of the national electricity supply, onshore wind formed the vast majority of this. For the last decade, wind has been the fastest growing means of generating renewable energy across the world, with this trend expected to continue. The fact is, that the investment into wind energy has resulted in consistently falling costs, while it forms a credible answer to threats to energy security as well as the urgent need to reduce CO2 emissions.
For the UK, there is a long standing plan to use more and more renewable energy. In the Government's RES (Renewable Energy Strategy) it states that in order to meet the target of generating 15% of national electricity consumption from renewables by the end of the decade means that there needs to be some 33GW of wind energy capacity. This would require an estimated £60billion in investment and create 160,000 'green collar' jobs.
The CCC (Committee on Climate Change) report 'Building a Low Carbon Economy', released December, outlines the fact that between onshore and offshore wind farms, wind energy can produce 30% of the estimated 2020 electricity supply for the UK. This makes them an integral part of the radical decarbonisation of the economy planned up to 2030.