How we choose our sites
We look at a large number of potential development sites. We visit each one to check its suitability for a wind farm, both from a technical perspective and in terms of the impact on the surrounding countryside. Wherever possible, we try to avoid sites which are designated as sensitive due to their landscape significance, plant or animal life or where wind turbines would be detrimental to local residents’ amenity.
Wind speed is one of the most important factors when selecting a site, as this will help to determine how much energy the eventual wind farm can produce.
Choosing the right site means balancing the need for optimal wind speed for maximum output and CO2 displacement, and our aim to be sensitive to the landscape and the needs of communities in which we work.