TAP INTO THE MOST ABUNDANT
naturally occurring energy in the UK
HISTORY OF WIND
Wind occurs due to the different absorption of solar energy between the equator and the poles, along with planetary rotation.
We have been harnessing wind since 6000 BC to sail the seas, but it was not until the 12th-century that the concept of harvesting energy from wind to power machinery took hold in Europe.
The next evolutionary step occurred in 1887 when Prof James Blyth in Scotland built the first wind turbines to generate electricity.
Powering the Planet
In 2020 wind remains the primary non-hydro renewable technology, generating 1,592 Terawatt-hour (TWh) of electricity globally, following 108 Gigawatt-hour (GW) of onshore and 6 GW offshore installations around the globe in 2020. A 12% increase in 2019.
The IEA has declared more must be done to achieve the global net-zero target of 8,008 TWh. An average increase of 18% per year is required until 2030 to achieve the target. Source: International Energy Agency
Electricity costs have consistently risen over the past decades and are forecasted to continue. Investing in on-site power generation such as G-WIND™ is a quick, financially sound way of protecting your organisation against rising energy costs.
By fixing sails to a rotating vertical or horizontal axis, kinetic energy of wind is converted to electrical energy.
A study has revealed that wind turbines have the “lowest relative greenhouse gas emissions, the least water consumption demands and… the most favorable social impacts” compared to photovoltaic, hydro, geothermal, coal and gas energy sources.
Generating power on-site is the perfect solution compared to traditional power (only 64% efficient) generated hundreds of miles away. G-WIND™ significantly reduces electricity costs and carbon emissions.
Vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT) are thought to improve wind energy harvested per square meter and also reduce bird deaths by reducing the special impact of the turbines on bird habitats.
VAWT blades are located closer together and travel at the same linear and angular velocities, reducing the operational area and them making easier for birds to see and avoid.
Time to catch some wind
& generate your own power?
Here’s what we’ll need to do
Energy profile analysis – Analyse your energy data
Property analysis – Suitability check
Property – Specific economic viability study
Detailed design and planning
Preparation of a binding offer
Conclusion of the contract
Installation and commissioning