Wind Farm Development

Low Carbon follows a well-defined and structured process in developing high quality onshore wind projects.

Our development process

Low Carbon manages the entire process.

1. Land assessment: we evaluate your land’s suitability for a wind farm and with an exclusivity agreement in place, we may carry out some initial environmental surveys

2. Grid connection: with your approval, we apply for a no obligation grid connection on your land

3. Planning: with a secure land agreement in place with you, Low Carbon will undertake a full Environmental Impact Assessment and a full planning application for the agreed site

4. Construction: with planning completed and a grid connection confirmed, Low Carbon will initiate the construction of the wind farm

5. Operation and Asset Management: once the site has been successfully commissioned, the wind farm becomes fully operational. All asset management duties are carried out by Low Carbon

6. Local community: we will engage and work with your community and other local stakeholders to deliver the maximum benefit to your area

Benefits of having a wind farm on your land

Wind farms are a well-established and proven renewable energy technology. Wind turbines produce electricity from the wind's kinetic energy, converting it into clean, sustainable power. Wind farms have several advantages, including:

  • New, diversified annual income stream – you can earn an additional long-term, inflation-linked income from your land each year for 40+ years
  • You have nothing to pay – Low Carbon will cover all development costs
  • Continued use of your land – wind infrastructure and habitat enhancement areas will occupy a relatively small footprint and you can still graze livestock within the wind farm
  • Opportunity for growth – onshore wind is the most established renewable technology, and the rental income derived from a wind farm is considered a favourable revenue stream by banks and lenders. This could enable you to successfully secure financing for your future business or family needs