The average size of a modern onshore wind turbine is around 3-5 MW with a blade diameter spanning around 100-130m and a blade tip height of around 150m high.
In addition to the turbines, a wind farm site requires an electrical substation building and access tracks. Wind farm access tracks often upgrade existing farm tracks to allow for the delivery of the turbines and also to improve farm access.
Only a small percentage of a site is normally required for the development of a wind farm, which is why wind energy developments are so compatible with farming. Farmers can continue to use land for growing crops or grazing livestock. Sheep, cows and horses are not disturbed by operating wind farms.
Land that is suitable for wind energy development will have a good wind speed, topography that allows access for vehicles and without designations such as National Scenic Areas, Special Protection Areas or Sites of Special Scientific Interest. ABO Wind would be happy to undertake an obligation free feasibility study to investigate possibilities on your land. Please contact us by emailing uk(at)abo-wind.com or ni(at)abo-wind.com.
ABO Wind encourages local companies to tender for contracts during the construction, operation and decommissioning phase.
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