Many areas of Cornwall experience sufficient wind speeds to make a wind turbine financially viable. Generally, the selection of a wind turbine for a farm will fall into one of 2 categories:
- 5 – 1000kW turbines purchased by the farm or through a joint venture
- 500kW + turbines managed by wind developers who rent the land
The main trade association for wind power in the UK is RenewableUK (previously the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA)). The change of name reflects the broadening of its portfolio into other RE technologies.