choosing to harness
kinetic wind energy
Wind turbines provide on-site generation capabilities within a limited footprint.
Producing zero carbon emissions, wind energy is a powerful option in the journey to net zero and is proven to be an incredibly efficient choice for businesses.
save money on your energy bills
taking back energy control
Becoming energy self-sufficient, means taking your supply into your own hands and away from the grid. The more self-sufficient you can become via your wind turbine installation, the more control you have over your expenditure.
protecting your business
With a wind turbine installation, you are protecting your business against future legislation and making steps on a decarbonisation journey. You’re also making a clear statement as a forward thinking and responsible business.
reducing your carbon footprint
utilising an infinite energy resource
reliable & low maintenance
understanding commercial wind turbine systems
steps on your journey to net zero carbon operation
kinetic wind energy systems how it works and common questions…
wind energy works by converting kinetic energy created by the wind into electricity
Wind turbines harness the power of the wind and turn it into energy. When the wind blows, the wind turbine’s blades spin clockwise, capturing the momentum and energy of the wind. This triggers the main shaft of the wind turbine, connected to a gearbox to spin.
The gearbox sends that energy to the generator, converting it to electricity. Wind electricity then travels to a transformer, where voltage levels are adjusted to match with the grid.
Yes, wind power is a renewable and infinite energy source. Another key positive for wind power is that, unlike the burning of fossil fuels, the conversion of wind into power creates no harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
The carbon footprint of wind turbines is already quite small, as a well-maintained turbine will last for over 25 years with no loss in efficiency.
Wind is influenced by the landscape: hills, valleys, forests and buildings. These all deflect and change the power available so flat, high and uninterrupted locations are best for wind turbines. That’s why there are plenty of off-shore wind farms and why you’ll see turbines located at the top of hills.
We initially undertake a simple desktop evaluation to analyse suitability. This is followed by a thorough, on-site feasibility and structural survey by one of our engineers. We will also contact the local grid operator (DNO) on your behalf to ensure that any energy you don’t use can be exported to the grid.
We often have customers ask whether there is a new breakthrough on the horizon that they should hold-out for. In reality, we have found that breakthroughs in the lab rarely translate to practical solutions for people’s homes or businesses.
Improvements will only enter the marketplace once widespread adoption is obtained. To give you peace of mind, we only source tried and tested, ‘tier one’ products from the world’s leading manufacturers and will use the most up to date kit available at the point of installation.
We will always notify you if there are any changes to the products listed in your design specification.
Generally, a wind turbine is around 30-45% efficient increasing to 50% during peak wind times. In the UK, wind turbines are typically producing electricity 70-80% of the time, this makes them a reliable source of power throughout the year.
Yes, in most cases installing a wind turbine will not affect your business operating as normal.
However for obvious reason we advise that schools, academies and other educational institutes install their wind turbine system outside of term times if possible
We always conduct a detailed analysis of your electricity consumption and will match the system size as closely as possible to your usage profile, toensure you get the maximum benefit.
The amount of electricity you can generate with a wind turbine is enormous. It mainly depends on the size of the turbine, the quantity of turbines, and the wind speed at the site.
Small commercial windmills have a power rating up to 5kW, which at an average wind speed of 6m/s would generate 13Mwh per year. This is enough to cover the energy needs of four homes or a business with an equivalent sized premises.
One turbine is considered permitted development under current planning law, so long as it stands no taller than 11.1 metres with a swept area no greater than 3.8m. The only exceptions are if you have an air source heat pump installed, or if you are in a conservation area (in which case, you will need planning permission).
The electricity generated by a windmill can be fed directly into your supply to power your operation in whole or in part. Excess energy can be stored in large batteries, or sold to the grid.