The 5.8MWp system is expected to generate 30% of the plant’s annual energy requirements. This output, enough to power more than 1,600 homes, will be used on site to reduce the building’s primary energy consumption from the grid. The system is also expected to save over 2,400 tonnes of CO2 every year, the equivalent of burning 1,225 tonnes of natural gas. The installation includes more than 21,000 of 275 Wp polycrystalline PV modules, linked together by over 100 miles of electric cables.
The project sets a remarkable example of how manufacturing companies can embrace large-scale renewable solutions as part of their business strategy to not only enhance their sustainability credentials, but to generate significant savings for their business.