Yeo Valley competes £1m solar panel project
- Credit: Yeo Valley
Yeo Valley has installed more than 3,300 solar panels at its site in Highbridge as part of its long-term sustainable business plan.
The £1million installation at the company’s Isleport Distribution Centre is the company’s second major solar project growing its renewable energy production, with a further £5million being spent across the next five years.
Yeo Valley’s Karl Tucker said: “The installation at our Isleport Distribution Centre in Highbridge is a major step towards our ambition to be 50 per cent self-sufficient in our electricity usage over the next 10 years.
“Using our buildings, our land and the power of the sun to make clean green energy makes absolute sense. Sustainability is an essential part of Yeo Valley, which is why we will continue to invest in green technologies to help build a more sustainable future.”
The solar system installed has an output of over 1,000 MWh (megawatt hours) of green electricity per year. This will provide a third of the electricity demand of the Isleport site and will further reduce the company’s carbon footprint.
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In 2014, more than one acre of solar panels was installed at Yeo Valley’s Holt Farm dairy in Blagdon producing 450 MWh per year.
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