Green energy company Triodos Renewables started the new-year with the erection of two new wind turbines at Eye, Suffolk. The Eye project is Triodos Renewables’ ninth renewable energy project, and the fourth that’s been developed on a brownfield site.
The amount of electricity generated should be enough to power the host industrial site, significantly alleviating its carbon footprint. The turbines were due to arrive on site during the first two weeks of January with the two turbines being erected over the following three weeks.
Once operational later this year, it is estimated the site will generate sufficient green electricity to meet the power needs of the equivalent of 2830 homes (88 percent of the nearby town of Diss’ homes). Part of the energy from the turbines will be bought by the Humphrey Group, located adjacent to the turbine.
The project is designed to meet 80 percent of the Humphrey’s groups’ demand at the site, providing them with competitively priced green energy.
Local civil engineering contractor RG Carter delivered the civil works relating to the project. Where possible Triodos Renewables says it commissions local contractors to ensure the development of new wind farms provides employment and income for the local community.
Triodos Renewables managing director, Matthew Clayton, said: “We’ve ambitious plans for 2013, and Eye wind farm’s development will get us off to the best possible start. It’s particularly exciting to see another development happening on a brownfield site with a long industrial heritage, and to be able to support the Humphrey Group’s environmental efforts by providing them with clean energy at source.”
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