There is a lot you will need to do before you can install a turbine. Apply to CARES for financial support during preparation and development, where eligible.
- Contract with an appropriate consultant to review the potential site(s).
- Potential viability must be determined early and should include:
- a desktop assessment of wind resource and turbulence
- impact between turbines, where multiple turbines are considered
- discussing planning requirements with your Local Planning Office
- a desktop assessment of road and site access
- consideration of all neighbouring properties (noise and flicker
- discussing grid connections with the Distribution Network Operator
- a desktop assessment of geology and mining, if required.
For each site, the consultant should provide a written report that includes:
- the extent of any Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) required
- the potential for Planning objections related to radar issues
- suitability of ground, access and relationship to neighbours
- the turbine type proposed, including the rationale for that choice
- any other key risks and challenges for each site
- an estimation of project scale, costs, programme and overall viability.
Remember to review the CARES resources designed to support project development.