The windiest industrial estate in Scotland has been identified as part of a study to map commercial sites’ potential for wind energy generation. The Mayfield Industrial Estate in Dalkeith, Midlothian, is thought to be the mainland’s draughtiest, while more than 740 others have the potential to cut power costs and carbon emissions using renewable technology.

Turbine designer Airborne Energy collected the data, which is based on UK government figures. The data can be used to assess the potential for wind energy electricity generation by occupiers of the industrial estates.

Neil MacTavish, Business Development Manager, said: ‘We wanted to see what the scale of the wind resource was in industrial estates, which is precisely the sort of location in which our product would operate best.’