Under the Low Carbon Buildings programme roof-mounted wind turbines receive the following grant support:
Domestic stream—£1,000 per kW installed up to a maximum of £5,000, subject to an overall 30 per cent. limit of the installed costs
Small-scale community projects—50 per cent. of installed costs up to a maximum of £30,000
Stream 2 A—40 per cent. of the installed costs up to a maximum of £100,000
Stream 2B—40 per cent. of the installed costs up to a maximum of £1 million
30 per cent. of the installed costs up to a maximum of £1 million
There are also a number of organisations due to start micro-wind field trials, which are expected to provide useful data on performance in the urban environment. The Government are engaged in this work and it will feed into development of the microgeneration certification scheme, which is due to be launched in April 2007. The certification scheme has a key role to play in developing sustainable markets for microgeneration technologies, including micro wind.