Yes, and many wind turbines are installed on working farms. Generally speaking, after installation, a wind turbine on a farm will have negligible impact on the day-to-day operation of the farm.
Assuming your site has a good average wind speed, a wind turbine (once planning consent is obtained) would prove to be a very worthwhile investment and provide additional income to your farm. If you would prefer to not invest your own capital we work with a number of investors who will lease sites in return of a percentage of the revenue from the wind turbine: this provides a zero-risk income stream which can be many tens-of-thousands of pounds a year. See our investment pages for more details.
To check whether your farm is suitable for a wind turbine see ‘what makes a good wind power site?’.
Want to install a wind turbine?
If you are in the UK then take our Wind Site Self-Assessment - Step 1 of our modular Windpower Feasibility Study. It takes about 20 minutes to work through the basic checks to see if your site might be suitable, including:
- Estimating wind speed
- Checking proximity of nearby properties
- Checking site access and approach roads
- Investigating connection with the grid