The Carbon Trust has launched a new online tool to help businesses and consumers considering installing a wind turbine to work out how much power it could generate alongside the cost and carbon savings.

The tool will help ensure small-scale turbines are Installed inlocatlons where they will deliver the most carbon and cost savings.

By inputting a postcode, details about the surrounding landscape and the type of turbine, users can calculate the annual mean wind speed as well as the likely energy generation and carbon savings.

Carbon Trust director of Innovations Mark Williamson said: “In the right location small-scale wind turbines can provide both cost and carbon savings, but anyone considering Installing a turbine should use the new Carbon Trust wind estimator to check before proceeding with actual onsite wind monitoring.”

The “Wind Yield Estimation Tool” Is freely available on the Carbon Trust website and can be accessed here: http://www.carbontrust.co.uk

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