Green Deal will boost wind sector, says RenewableUK

Wind and marine trade body, RenewableUK, has welcomed the launch of Green Deal as a mechanism to boost uptake of small wind turbines.

According to RenewableUK, taking out a Green Deal finance plan over a period of up to 25 years, provides homeowners with an opportunity to cut fuel bills and earn money by feeding surplus electricity from microgeneration technologies such as wind and solar to the National Grid.

RenewableUK’s small and medium wind development manager, Indre Vaizgelaite, said: “The Green Deal offers practical measures for householders desperate to escape spiralling international fossil fuel price rises which have inflated all our energy bills for too long. It makes it easier for people to take part in our transition to a green economy powered by local sources of low carbon energy which are secure and affordable.

“The government has specifically identified small wind turbines as part of the solution for hard-pressed bill players wanting to get a grip on the cost of energy by generating their own clean electricity. The Green Deal will transform the way we run our homes in Britain, as well as reducing carbon emissions and helping to support the growing small wind industry in the UK, which already employs 800 people.”