The wind turbine project timeline depends on the scale of the project, the site complexity and environmental sensitivity. For a typical single 500 kW wind turbine project it would be reasonable to assume a project duration of two years, broken down as shown on the chart below.
For a medium-wind turbine such as the 55 kW Endurance E-3120, the wind turbine project timeline can be shortened to around a year.
There are various caveats to add to estimate the wind turbine project timeline:
- Larger turbines or additional turbines would take longer because of the more complicated planning application and increased scope of supporting surveys.
- More sensitive sites will take longer because of the increased scope of supporting survey work.
- For larger projects or sites with complex topography the wind monitoring period should be 12 months.
- Larger turbines can have longer lead times.
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