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RD Wales works with landownders to develop, consent and finance wind turbine projects in Wales.  Our projects range from single turbine developments to large scale wind farms. 

If you would like further information or are interested having a wind turbine on your land please contact us for more details.

Background to wind power generation

Wind power has been used as an energy source for a long time. The Babylonians and Chinese were using wind power to pump water for irrigating crops 4,000 years ago, and sailing boats were around long before that. Wind power was used in the Middle Ages, in Europe, to grind corn, hence the term "windmill".

Today in Wales, 62% of renewable generation stems from sources such as wind and solar with a further 25% coming from thermal renewable generation and 13% from hydro generation. Current operational wind farms have a capacity of 562MW. Significant developments such as Gwynt y Môr, due to come on stream next year, will see capacity increase by 576MW from offshore, with a further 263MW from onshore developments *



* Correct as of March 2012 source Energy Wales: A Low Carbon Transition