Wind turbines require comparatively little maintenance or down time, and surplus energy can be exported to the grid

Wind power is primarily collected through commercial, large scale on and off shore wind farms, however wind turbines can be effective for private developments as well.

Within the urban landscape, individual turbines have to operate at limited heights. Other buildings and obstructions in the path of the wind affect not only wind speed but also direction, especially in the form of turbulence, which can adversely affect performance. Each site therefore needs careful assessment, such as wind speed mapping and ‘urbscape’ surveying, to ascertain how a turbine will perform and its financial viability before being commissioned.

Wind turbines may be connected to the building parallel to the grid and subject to the necessary agreements with the network.