Selling Your Energy
A feed-in tariff, or FIT, is a government policy mechanism designed to encourage investment in renewable energy. Eligible renewable energy generators (which could be farmers, landowners, business owners or homeowners) are offered long-term contracts for the electricity they produce. As a generator you will get paid for the electricity you produce, even if you use it yourself, and any surplus electricity you export to the grid.
As farmers and landowners, you have the ability to diversify into a new industry. There are a variety of options from which you can choose. You can provide a small plot of land for a single wind turbine at no outlay or risk to yourself and generate additional annual income from rent. Alternatively, you can invest in a medium wind turbine, providing yourself and your family with a substantial income for the next twenty years at least.