October 15, 2010: Farmers, smallholders and landowners are invited to attend a small wind exhibition and free seminars that will explain the opportunities presented by small wind generation. The  event will take place at the Scottish Exhibition Centre on November 4.

Newly introduced energy tariffs have lead to a surge of interest in small wind power systems from farmers and landowners. However, RenewableUK believes that many of farmers and landowners remain unaware or unsure of the extent of the opportunities now available. The free exhibition will enable them to meet and talk with suppliers and attend seminars specifically aimed at the farming and landowning community. Farmers or landowners who are interested in larger scale developments will also be able to attend the main conference and exhibition but will need to pay a conference fee. The seminars will highlight how the new tariffs have transformed the economics of small wind generation with pay back on a small wind installation typically achievable within five years. Farmers and landowners benefit from reduced energy bills, an additional revenue stream and an independent source of power. These benefits are achievable without disrupting existing land use and whilst enhancing the environment. Indre Vaizgelaite, Head of Small Systems at RenewableUK said: “The Small Wind Day is a great starting place for those looking for advice on how to enter this market.” “We expect a huge take up from farmers and landowners. It is notable that the NFU’s aspiration is for every farmer to have the chance to produce renewable energy.” For more information on the small wind conference and to register to attend the seminars go to http://www.renewable-uk.com/events/annual-conference/small-wind-event.html The Small Wind Exhibition is part of RenewableUK 2010, the biggest UK wind, wave, and tidal conference that is being held in Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow between the 2nd-4th November.

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