WIND FARMS IN THE UK
Wind as a renewable energy source
The process of a typical wind project
View how a typical wind project evolves and which phases our project managers take care of.
We look for projects by screening areas of land that have come to our attention from land agents or individual landowners. This is to ascertain the suitability of the site within the surrounding environment. Larger projects may present this information with a tender for bids.
Once a site has passed through screening, we start a period of consultation to produce a development plan. This will involve the landowners, survey and screening information, local environmental factors, and the community.
As part of the development plan, we will look at financing. We may, for example, partner with other companies, make power sales agreements or work with investors.
Once the financing and all approvals are in place, we start purchasing materials and building the project.
When the wind farm is completed, it will be connected to the electricity grid so that the green power can flow to consumers.
European Energy provides green power to millions of households from our projects worldwide.
+ What are the dimensions of wind turbines today?
The wind turbines we build are between 150 – 250 metres high
+ How is the shadow cast from a wind turbine?
We look at the impact that the turbines have on the nearest neighboring homes and the nearest urban community. There must be no more than a maximum of 10 hours of shade from the wind turbines per year.
+ How much noise comes from a wind turbine?
European Energy data calculates the following:
Housing in open ground
Applies to outdoor living areas up to 15 meters from residential
42 dB (A) at 6 m/s
44 dB (A) at 8 m/s
Low frequency noise
Applicable to indoor noise level
20 dB (A) low frequency at 6 and 8 m/s
Stricter noise requirements
Areas zoned/used for residential purposes – or village-like development of at min. 5 homes
37 dB (A) at 6 m/s
39 dB (A) at 8 m/s