How much profit will a turbine turn?
As a rule of thumb, the annual income per MW fed to the Grid from wind energy is around £800,000 ...So the income from the Eye turbines might be around £1.6 million a year - which hardly makes the £7,000 offered to the locals for the blighting of their skyline the bargain of the century.
March 4, 2012
by Christopher Booker
in The Telegraph
Developers of wind farms offer 'sweeteners' to local communities, but they may be tiny compared to the revenues.
Scarcely a week goes by when I am not asked by a local campaign group to publicise their fight against some scheme to build one of those increasingly hated wind farms. So many developers are now piling in on the subsidy bonanza that, according to a survey by the Western Morning News, in Cornwall and Devon alone no fewer than 600 such schemes are now being discussed or going through the planning process.
A ploy often used by developers to buy off opposition... [continue via Web link]