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Branston’s Sun Powered Potatoes

6th September 2013

This summer saw the completion of our 637kWp, multi-site solar PV installation for UK potato supplier, Branston.  With sites in Somerset, Lincolnshire and Scotland, Branston handles around eight to ten per cent of the UK's national potato crop, supplying wholesalers and retailers such as Tesco and Booker. With a strong environmental policy already in place, including anaerobic digestion and water recycling plants, the company approached TGE Group to install solar PV to its buildings to further reduce its carbon emissions.

A total of 2,338 solar panels were installed on buildings across the three sites, generating 487MWh of electricity for use in the buildings.  All systems included monitoring to ensure they continue to perform at optimum levels.

“To be selected to install on all three sites is a credit to the work done by the design and operations teams at TGE. As the sites included food preparation buildings, good project management was essential to ensure no contaminants were brought into work areas. CDM standards were strictly adhered to including paperwork, liaison with outside contractors and training on site.” John Gill, Business Development Manager, TGE Group.

For further information call our Energy Team on 0845 643 2528.

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