Mull Wind Power
Mull Wind Power is dedicated to harnessing wind energy resources on the Isle of Mull and we provide a full planning service to all users of wind energy, large and small. We offer consultation and feasibility, grid connections, energy predictions and financial packages, including hire purchase agreements for businesses with a 3 year VAT record.
We are a fully accredited MCS installer of wind turbines up to 15Kw. To qualify for Feed in Tariff (FIT) revenue the installation must carry an MCS certificate, which can only be issued by approved installers.
If you live on Mull and are interested in installing a wind turbine, contact us. Mull Wind Power will visit your premises free of charge and advise you on the most suitable site to install a wind turbine.
Why Wind Power?
The Isle of Mull has on average 25% more wind than the rest of Britain, so the performance of wind turbines on the Island will generally be double the National average. See wind distribution maps here.
A small wind turbine installed on your premises can help you save on electricity bills and generate an income by selling your surplus electricity back to the grid. Providing the turbine has a Micro Generation Certificate (MCS) it will qualify to claim the Feed In Tariff from your electricity supplier and you will receive a quarterly payment for all the energy you produce. At the present time the FIT for a turbine between 1.5kW and 15kW is 26.7p/kWh. This is the current figure and will be available until October 2012, when the figure will reduce. The revenue is guaranteed for 20 years (it is increased with inflation), and with the current cost of installing a typical wind turbine on Mull, the payback period is of the order of 5-6 years.
The power output from wind turbines increases with the cube of windspeed, so that a 25% increase in wind speed will double the energy output. Small wind turbines tend to be poorly sited, out of the public view, which compromises performance. Siting a wind turbine on high ground will produce a large increase in the energy output, usually offsetting the extra cable costs.
Even if your premises is off grid you can install an ‘Island’ system which will still qualify for FIT revenue and provide a safeguard against power cuts.