An investigation into the future of domestic wind turbines in the UK

Salvage, Benjamin (2009) An investigation into the future of domestic wind turbines in the UK. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Various government initiatives and technologies have been introduced with the intention of cutting carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels. The microgeneration of energy by individual households for their own personal use has huge potential to tackle this problem. Only recently have microgeneration technologies been broadly made aware to the public as a wide scale scheme, through the Microgeneration strategy set out in 2006, prompting the use of such technologies as solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, wind turbines and hydro power. This report identifies one of the technologies, wind turbines, and uses primary and secondary data to recognise advantages, disadvantages, people’s opinions and various barriers associated with wind turbines. With adequate conditions in the UK, wind turbines have the possibility to be implemented as a wide scale scheme and improve the sustainability of the nation.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16

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