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.