UK food firm installs 205KW solar array

A food company has installed a 205KW solar array on the rooftop of its 28-acre distribution site in Evesham. It has more than 800 panels and has earned Kanes Foods £2,000 […]

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A food company has installed a 205KW solar array on the rooftop of its 28-acre distribution site in Evesham.

It has more than 800 panels and has earned Kanes Foods £2,000 in Feed-in Tariff payments.

The project is expected to reduce the company’s carbon footprint by 85 tonnes per year.

EvoEnergy, which installed the panels, claims they generated 32% more energy than expected in its first four months of operation.

James Clifford, National Account Manager at EvoEnergy, said: “From washing salads to transporting packaged vegetable selections, fresh food manufacturing has a large impact on the environment, consuming large amounts of energy, electricity and water.

“The solar PV array we installed on top of the Kanes distribution building offsets the heavy consumption of electricity that is required to keep the fresh food chilled before dispatch and therefore increases the sustainability of manufacturer’s supply chain.”