Onshore Wind Farms

Part of Energy and Climate Change – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 16th September 2010.

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Photo of Charles Hendry Charles Hendry The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change 10:30 am, 16th September 2010

Onshore wind farms can claim one renewables obligation certificate for each megawatt-hour of electricity actually generated, which focuses investment in those areas where the wind resource is strongest. It is therefore in the developers' direct interest to study very carefully the historical wind measurements.