Date Published: 24-06-2014

An army of landowners and farmers are rallying to the call to help Britain out of a looming energy crisis by installing single turbines and becoming small scale power generators.

Planning applications for small and medium-scale turbines has grown by 60% in the last six months according to data released by leading agricultural turbine specialist Earthmill. The company has installed more than 150 turbines on farms and land across the UK, from Scotland to Cornwall. Its customers contribute to the UK renewable energy sector that now generates enough power for over 6 million homes on average.

Motivated by a combination of commercial and environmental benefits, more and more farmers are looking to reduce their own farm’s rising energy costs, generate additional revenues and help the environment at the same time. Since the last data was released in October 2013, ‘live’ planning applications in the UK have risen by around 60% to 810, driven by a wider awareness of the benefits of turbine generation.

SOURCE: farminguk.com