Independent energy suppliers Ecotricity have highlighted the benefits of building wind turbines at industrial sites.
The electricity company, which has built over eight per cent of England's wind turbines, said locating onshore wind projects in industrial areas will increase access to cheap energy and improve efficiency levels.
Dale Vince, founder and managing director of Ecotricity, said such onshore wind farms will allow electricity to be used by companies for their operations, while any surplus can be fed into the grid.
"Modern windmill designs are extremely efficient - around 90 per cent efficient," he said.
"Getting the most from them depends on careful planning and the wind potential at each location, whether that's a brownfield or greenfield site."
Ecotricity began developing the Merchant Wind Power concept ten years ago, and is using the idea with Sainsbury's, Ford, B&Q and Michelin.
The company is also developing schemes at other sites with organisations including Honda, Lotus and QEH Hospital in King's Lynn.
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