We’ve now installed the UK’s largest single roof mounted solar panel array on Castle Donington, our distribution centre in the East Midlands. The array will span the 900,000 square foot roof and will generate over 5,000 MWh of electricity a year – enough energy to power 1,190 houses!
The 24,272 panels (which would cover 25 miles if they were laid end to end), will lower our carbon footprint by 48,000 tonnes over 20 years. Castle Donington, which is big enough to hold 11 football pitches, is fully automated – the roof will generate nearly 25% of the energy that the site needs.
It’s all part of our commitment to source 100% of the electricity for our UK and Ireland buildings from renewable sources, with 50% sourced from small scale renewable sources by 2020.