Wind farms create a range of economic, social and environmental benefits at global, national and local levels. Wind farms generate electricity using an infinite and abundant renewable energy resource and therefore wind farms help reduce reliance on finite fossil fuels.
Wind farms are long-term infrastructure that utilize a free and reliable fuel supply. This helps make wind energy a low risk form of electricity generation that can readily contribute to the wider electricity generation system.
Wind farms can be small or large. This means they can be located and designed to suit a wide variety of needs, from a small amount of generation feeding into a rural network to a large wind farm powering a city.
Most wind farms are built on rural land. Wind farms can provide landowners with a new income stream which will improve the return from their land and allow valued agricultural business to continue.