As long as there are no obstructions blocking the turbine’s access to wind, they’re a great money saver. Before having one installed, check for buildings, trees or hills that could limit wind in your area.

Obviously to power a turbine, you need one essential ingredient, wind. Therefore, make sure your local area has an average wind speed of no less than 5m/s.

If you live in a remote location and are not connected to the National Grid, then wind turbines are a great way of providing your household with its electricity needs.

On most occasions planning permission is not needed to have a microwind turbine installed. However, it’s always best to check with a local planning officer, especially if it’s a listed building or in a conservation area.