RenewableUK deputy chief executive Maf Smith said: “This important new research shows just how valuable renewable energy is to farmers at a tough time for crop yields.
“Farmers have always worked with the countryside and depend on the weather to make their living and it’s good to see small-scale wind turbines playing their part in this. The UK’s small wind industry leads the world, and there’s a beautiful synchronicity in turbines manufactured in Loughborough turning in fields in Lincolnshire.”
The research did, however, find that some 80% of the 700 farmers quizzed wanted to see consistent government policy and more than half said the cumbersome and costly planning process is a problem.
40% of UK farms using renewables