Wind energy means something different to everyone. At DistGen we have solutions for communities, farm and landowners alike but all with a single common theme – we pay for everything from feasibility through planning to installation, operation and maintenance.

Wind Turbines for Farmers and Landowners

If there is a consistent message we hear from speaking to UK farmers and land-owners its that they are finding it increasingly difficult to maintain profit margins (or even make a profit at all) in the current highly regulated and supermarket dominated economy. Turnover per acre is generally down while energy costs are spiralling.

If you would like one of our mid-size 500kW wind turbines on your farm or land we can help create a valuable source of diversified income. [READ MORE…]

Wind Turbines for Communities

DistGen’s Community Co-ownership Initiative (CCI) has been designed to allow ordinary people to benefit directly from a wind turbine project in their community. The CCI seeks to provide a bridge across the yawning gap that commonly separates the aspiration that many communities may have to implement a shared community scale wind turbine and the reality of actually managing to do so.

In 2014 we launched an investment offer in one of our wind turbines via leading crowd funders Abundance Generation.

We cater for both whole and part community schemes via the CCI.  [READ MORE…]

Engagement Models

Unique in the UK, we offer a range of equitable packages from conventional land lease to shared and community ownership of the wind turbine. Often, schemes that may start by a farmer or land owner making an enquiry about buying a wind turbine on their site end up as either a co-owned or even community owned project.  [READ MORE…]

How It Works

We come to visit your site to have a chat to get a good feel for the location and if requested arrange for a visit to one of our 500kW wind turbines – so you can see one “in the flesh”. If you want to proceed we then undertake a short feasibility study to assess the site in terms of wind resource, planning and construction issues etc.

We then take the project right through to planning, installation and operation.

Once installed, income arises from two sources:

  • Sale of generated electricity (via a Power Purchase Agreement)
  • Government subsidy (via the Feed In Tariff)

In general terms income from PPA can be expected to increase as future energy prices are predicted to rise significantly. Income from FITS is set to a particular rate (per unit of electricity generated) at the point of installation – that rate is set for the lifetime of the FITS scheme, although annual inflationary increases in the rate protect the level of income over the long term.