As part of its target to reduce CO2 emissions by 60% before 2050 the Government has set a target of 30% of electricity supply being sourced from renewable energy by 2020. In 2008 only 5.5% of energy came from renewables

The UK has 40% of Europe’s total wind energy so it makes sense that a reasonable proportion of our electricity requirements should be generated by wind

The general upward trend in energy prices as reflected in the graph below places an ever increasing need on us all whether at home or in business to find ways of controlling energy use as well as the cost of supply

Electricity Price Trends (2005 = 100):

Electricity Price Trends

To offer an incentive to produce renewable energy effective from 1st April 2010 the UK Government introduced the Feed in Tariff Scheme (FiTs). FiTs are designed to reward owners of renewable technologies for energy produced to provide for pay back of the initial investment in the technology within a reasonable period of time

Qualification for a FiT requires a technology that is MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) certified. Those that are currently certified may be viewed on the MCS website. The technology must also be installed by an MCS certified organisation. The selection of your turbine and installer is therefore critical

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