The Roy Humphrey Group have teamed up with on site wind energy specialists Wind Direct to investigate the possibility of producing clean, green renewable energy on an Industrial Estate near Brome, Eye.
Wind Direct specialise in the installation of one or two wind turbines on commercial and industrial sites across the UK. The installation of a wind turbine at the Eye Airfield Industrial Estate, will enable the Humphrey Group and its tenants to reduce their carbon footprint, whilst protecting against volatile energy prices.
With a high cumulative energy usage across the estate and over 150 people employed at the site, the Humphrey Group project is ideally placed to benefit from onsite generation.
In order to establish the viability of the site, Wind Direct must first apply for planning permission to erect a temporary 70m met mast.
John Dupre, of Wind Direct explains: “Wind speed and quality are of course vital to all wind development projects, so it is important that we are able to make accurate predictions, by carefully measuring the wind speed on the Eye site.”
“Once we have done this we will be in a much better position to determine whether the Humphrey Group could be generating clean, green energy on site for use by both the company and its tenants.”
A spokesperson for the Humphrey Group said:
“The planning authority asked us to look at ways in which we could introduce renewable energy onto our site, and so we began to look at our options. The Wind Direct approach allows us to provide our own business and our tenants with clean, green electricity without generating any development costs.”
An application for the mast has been made to Mid Suffolk District Council and can be viewed on the council’s website or by visiting their offices in person.