Gloucestershire-based, green energy company Ecotricity, has practiced what it preaches – installing Stroud’s largest array of solar photovoltaic panels on the roof of its headquarters – narrowly beating the December 12 feed-in tariff deadline.
Ecotricity installed 150 solar modules which cover 500 square metres of its headquarters in the centre of Stroud. The array is expected to provide at least 10 percent of the electricity required by Ecotricity’s operations, including the running of a new low-energy data centre. The whole installation process was completed in just one week.
Dale Vince, Founder of Ecotricity and recently named Best Green Entrepreneur at the International Green Awards, said: “All the green energy we use in our buildings up until now has been made by our windmills. But now, a good chunk will be made right here, from the sunlight hitting the roof above our heads.”
Ecotricity supplies 55,000 homes and businesses in the UK with green energy, using its fleet of 53 windmills, and large-scale ‘Sun Parks’.