Green light for motoring entrepreneur’s wind turbine project

UK on-site power generation specialist Wind Direct has reached ‘financial close’, including arranging funding, for a two turbine project at Roy Humphrey Group on the A140 near Eye, Suffolk.

Construction on the site could now begin by the end of April, with energisation during autumn 2012.

On-site wind power

Once operational, the two 2.5 MW wind turbines will supply green electricity direct to Roy Humphrey Group’s estate for the next 25 years and could generate up to 80 per cent of their electricity needs.

The project was the vision of local business entrepreneur Carl Humphrey who is keen to reduce carbon emissions from the 88-acre site, and ensure the family’s motoring business is more sustainable.  As well as providing green energy, the turbines will allow the business to fix their electricity costs for the long-term.

Frances Karki, Chief Operating Officer for Wind Direct said: These turbines will stand as a clear symbol of Roy Humphrey Group’s commitment to reducing their impact on the environment. Achieving financial close on the project is the culmination of a tremendous amount of hard work by our development, construction and commercial teams. It is exciting that the project will now enter the construction phase.”

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