Toyota switches on huge solar plant in North Wales

Car manufacturer Toyota’s engine production factory in North Wales is now being powered by renewable energy. It has installed almost 13,000 solar panels at its Deeside site, which are expected […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Car manufacturer Toyota’s engine production factory in North Wales is now being powered by renewable energy.

It has installed almost 13,000 solar panels at its Deeside site, which are expected to provide up to 10% of the factory’s annual energy demand.

They will generate enough clean electricity to manufacture up to 22,500 engines and cut around 1,800 tonnes of carbon emissions every year.

Edwina Hart AM, the Welsh Minister for Economy, Science and Transport said: “This impressive development certainly ticks all the boxes – it is a major investment in renewable energy that will significantly cut CO2 emissions helping to support Welsh Government targets while providing green energy for sustainable manufacturing.”

Toyota previously installed a solar system at its Burnaston factory in Derbyshire in 2011.