Wind Power

Onshore Wind

Onshore wind turbines capture the kinetic energy from the wind and convert it into electrical energy which can then be sold to the national grid. Wind power is very consistent from year to year but has significant variation over shorter time scales. It is therefore used in conjunction with other sources to give a reliable supply.

Onshore wind projects provide many environmental, social and economic benefits, including the provision of local facilities, energy efficiency measures, significant job creation, education and training, energy security and inward investment.

Research conducted by RenewableUK on onshore wind farms has shown that for each installed megawatt (MW), around £100,000 stays in the community and surrounding areas during the lifetime of a project.

Energy4All Wind Projects


Assel Valley Community Renewables Society
Auchrobert Co-operative
Baywind-coop Baywind Energy Co-operative
Boyndie-coop Boyndie Wind Farm Co-operative
Print Drumlin Wind Energy Co-operative
prospects_coop Energy Prospects Co-operative
Four Winds Co-op Four Winds Co-operative
Great-Glen-Coop Great Glen Energy Co-operative
High Winds Community Energy
skye_logo Isle of Skye Renewables Co-operative
Kilbraur-coop Kilbraur Wind Energy Co-operative
logo_lanarkshire Spirit of Lanarkshire
Westmill-coop Westmill Wind Farm Co-operative


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