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.
Are you considering a wind turbine project?
The first step to develop any wind power site is to conduct a full Wind Turbine Feasibility Study.