New Solar Array saves an additional twenty-four tonnes of carbon per year
- Written by Amy Young, Graduate Marketing Intern
We are proud to announce the completion of a new set of solar panels positioned on the packing hall building at our Wincanton site. This installation takes us forward with our commitment to position solar on all south facing roofs where we use daytime power and continue the investment in our ‘100% Green’ sustainability plan.
The 288 panels will generate 96kw of solar energy per hour which will provide power to the new chilled export dispatch store and state of the art packing line. As a result of the new installation an additional twenty-four tonnes of carbon per year will be saved. Aimed for completion in September, both buildings will also be fitted with reclaiming air source heat pumps, thereby allowing the heat created by the chillers to supply hot water and heating for the offices.
Through the continual investment and commitment to green energy and our ‘100% Green’ sustainability plan, we have been able to significantly reduce our carbon footprint and become the first national cheddar brand to be 100% self-sufficient using only our own energy generated from solar and biogas. As a business we believe strongly in the principles of sustainability, therefore continuing the development of our green portfolio is a given, our aim now is to drive industry change.