Electricity generated from the wind replaces generation from conventional power stations, thus preventing the emissions of several greenhouse gases, including carbon and sulphur dioxides. Wind turbines in the UK currently prevent the emission of one and three-quarter million tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.
Do I Need Building Regulations?
If you wish to install a wind turbine which will be attached to your house building regulations will normally apply.
Size, weight and force exerted on fixed points would be considerable.
Building regulations also apply to other aspects of the work such as electrical installation. It is advisable to contact an engineer who can provide the necessary advice.
If the wind turbine is not attached to your house, then only the electrical installation and connection will be captured by the requirements of the building regulations.