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Tesco plans wind power for 200 stores

Tesco wants to build 200 wind turbines at its supermarkets as part of a programme to improve its carbon footprint.

The project would be the retail giant’s second foray into the renewable energy sector. It is in the process of equipping 20 of its stores with 6 kW turbines at a cost of around £70,000 per site.

Project manager for Tesco Ken Carter said: “Galliford Try Renewables is working on that job for us. And we’ve got Ecotricity building two more turbines in the Midlands around Daventry, but these are bigger, producing around 1.5 MW.”

Funding for the extra 200 turbines, which are likely to be 800 kW, has not been allocated yet - but the cost per site is likely to remain at around £70,000.