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Harnessing the power of nature to generate renewable energy

Air Core NI Overview

Air Core is a determined and enthusiastic renewable energy developer, headquartered in Belfast.

Air Core’s primary focus is on wind energy development with other interests in hydro power and Biogas.

The business aspires to own and operate 100 No. single 250kW wind turbines, within the next five years;

A very real prospect on the basis of it 50 No. current live applications and 28 planning approvals, giving Air Core the potential to be largest single medium scale wind energy developer in Northern Ireland.

Benefits of Wind Farming

Air Core NI Benefits

  • Earn significant income for a 25 year period
  • Providing green clean energy for future generations
  • Helping the government meet the EU 2020 targets
  • Reducing your carbon footprint
  • Diversification of farm income

How big is the proposed wind turbine?

The proposed turbine is classified as medium scale and hub heights can range from a 30m tower up to 50m tower both with a blade diameter of approx. 30m.

What are wind turbines made of?

The towers are mostly tubular and made of steel. The blades are made of fibreglass-reinforced polyester or wood-epoxy.

Are wind turbines noisy?

Wind turbines are not noisy. If you stand directly under one, you will hear a “swooshing” sound as the blades cut through the air. Noise was an issue with some early wind turbine designs, but it has been largely eliminated as a problem through improved engineering and through appropriate use of setbacks from nearby residences.

Do wind turbines frighten livestock?

Wind farming is becoming increasingly popular as sheep, cows and horses are not disturbed by wind turbines.

How does a wind turbine make electricity?

The energy in the wind turns the propeller-like blades around a rotor. The rotor is connected to the main shaft, which spins a generator to create electricity. This describes the conversion of kinetic energy into electrical energy, just like an alternator in a car.

How long do wind turbines last?

A wind turbine typically lasts around 20-30 years. To achieve this life span, the turbine will require servicing twice per year as planned preventive maintenance.

What happens when a wind farm is decommissioned?

Air Core will ensure all visible traces of the wind farm are to be removed and the site put back to the way it was prior to the development.

What are Renewable Obligation Certificates?

The Renewable Obligation is the main support scheme for renewable electricity projects in the UK. It places an obligation on UK suppliers of electricity to source an increasing proportion of their electricity from renewable sources.

Know a operational asset owner who would be interested in selling their development?

Why not refer a friend to the company?

We will give you a one-off payment if:
a) The asset is suitable for purchase
b) The landowner proceeds with the sale of the asset
Why not contact the company to discuss the above or email us today with the referral.