Wind Energy is a proven well-developed source of renewable energy. Britain and Europe benefit from a favourable and often windy climate, making this solution both viable and highly effective. With a total net installed capacity of 189 GW, wind energy is the second largest form of power generation capacity in Europe.
Wind can be used to generate electricity using turbines which convert the kinetic energy of air currents into motion energy which can be used to generate electricity. Wind farms consist of large, multi-megawatt wind turbines and can be located both onshore and offshore, feeding their electricity directly back to the grid.
Wind is a source of clean and renewable energy, which reduces the emission of greenhouse gases. Along with other renewable technologies, wind energy will help the UK achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Wind energy has high levels of support from the British public with 77% in support of onshore wind and 81% in support of offshore wind.
Find out more about Low Carbon’s wind portfolio here.