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Wind Power

Wind Power

Zoom If there’s one thing we’re certainly not short of in Shetland, it’s wind! As the blades in a wind turbine rotate they drive a generator to produce electricity. Wind is plentiful and free so once you’ve paid for the initial installation your energy bills will be reduced.

There are two main types of domestic wind turbines: Mast mounted (free standing and erected in a suitably exposed position) and roof mounted (mounted on the roof of your home or office). Any exposed area, free from large obstacles, such as hills and other buildings, is suitable for a wind turbine.

Cost considerations

For more information on microwind turbines click here.