The Feed-in Tariff scheme was scrapped at the end of March 2019, however many sites are still viable without the Feed-in Tariff, especially if they are high wind sites, or sites than can consume a large portion of the electricity generated – see more details on Sources of income for wind turbines.
There are no national grant schemes for wind power systems, though there are sometimes regional grants for wind turbines available, particularly for funding community wind projects. The best way to find grants for wind turbines is to search on the internet and ask the Sustainability Officer at your Local Authority, or contact your local energy advice centre.
Want to install a wind turbine?
If you are in the UK then take our Wind Site Self-Assessment - The first step to provide information we need to complete a Windpower Feasibility Study. It takes about 20 minutes to work through the basic checks, including:
- Estimating wind speed
- Checking proximity of nearby properties
- Checking site access and approach roads
- Investigating connection with the grid