The partnership will search for land suited to wind turbines and then run a single 500kW turbine on each site. Landowners could receive an income of over £1m over 20 years with no upfront cost and their land still available for farming. CO2Sense and ADAS hope that the venture will be operational in the next two years.
Joanne Pollard, CEO of CO2Sense, said, “With the government being legally required to generate 15 per cent of the UK’s energy from renewable sources by 2020, it’s essential that we seize opportunities to develop wind power in appropriate locations.”
This development follows landowners’ enthusiastic take-up of ‘solar farms’ at the peak of the Feed-in-Tariff, although in this instance tariff proceeds will be shared between the joint venture and the landowner.
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