Harnessing The Wind’s Power

30 June 2021

Southland is the ideal place to generate power from wind turbines because of its strong natural winds. Take White Hill near Mossburn for example, it was the first wind farm in the South Island and now generates enough electricity to power 30,000 homes annually.


Wind energy provides the best of both worlds. Not only is it sustainable from an environmental perspective, it’s also an efficient source of energy financially. It is one of the fastest growing sources of clean energy and works when wind is driven up by temperature and pressure differences in the atmosphere.

The wind then rotates the windmill’s rotors which run a generator to produce that energy. Other than the carbon released when producing the turbines, their carbon footprint is very low and the wind energy is clean and reliable.


Wind turbines are great when it comes to generating power on a farm. If you have a good average wind speed at your location, it’s a worthwhile investment. Because they generate their own power, they can work essentially off the grid.

While they do require maintenance, there’s not a lot involved and the system can end up paying for itself down the track. They’ve also been proven to help with crop growth, and don’t restrict operations which is essential when running a sustainable farm.


Whether you’re after insulation to provide warmth and comfort in your homesteads and farm cottages or energy solutions to power your sheds, barns and work buildings, we’ve got all the right answers for Southland.

Get some advice from our skilled, friendly team at Awarua Synergy to find the best option for you. For more information or to get a free, no obligation quote, call 0800 WARM SOUTH.

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