Greenvale, one of the UK’s largest potato suppliers, has installed a 50kWp solar array at its site in Floods Ferry, Cambridgeshire.
The 210 module-strong array sits across three of the company’s factory roofs in grids of 70. The solar array has already had a significant impact for the company with the GreenVale Farm Fresh line now running almost entirely on renewable energy.
Rob Phillips, Greenvale’s Operations and Project Manager at Floods Ferry said: “Greenvale is dedicated to being a sustainable business and installing solar PV panels is one of our many green initiatives. In just four weeks the panels have produced 4,890kw of energy. We will continue to monitor the performance of the panels and then hope to fit more in the next six months to produce a further 200kw on the existing roofs.”
The company is able to monitor the performance of the panels via desktop recorders, which are able to relay the real time performance of the solar installation.