There are various wind power applications, addressed to both individuals and companies. Wind turbines can be installed
The benefits arising from the exploitation of wind power include:
In order to gain a better understanding of the environmental benefits of wind power, it is noted that each kWh produced by wind parks, as opposed to conventional fuel, implies the avoidance of one kilogramme of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into the atmosphere (based on the current energy mix in Greece). In addition, it entails reduced emissions of other dangerous pollutants (such as suspended micro-particles, nitrogen oxides, sulphur compounds, etc.)
A common 1.5 MW wind generator produces, on average in Greece, 4.5 million kWh per year, thus preventing the emission of 4,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide i.e. the amount absorbed by 600 hectares of forest or 300,000 trees.
Currently, there is quite a good set of incentives for wind parks while Law 3851/2010 on RES has simplified the licensing procedure significantly. According to law 3851/2010, the sale price per kWh produced is guaranteed for 20 years.
For the moment, the installation of low-capacity wind generators by private entities has not been foreseen. In other words, even the installation of a small residential wind turbine requires the establishment of a company in order to sell electricity to the grid .
For general information about wind parks and small wind turbines, interested parties should contact the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Climate Change (RES department), HWEA (Hellenic Wind Energy Association) and CRES (Center for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving). For the licensing of wind power projects in particular, interested parties can contact the following competent services;