Cold Move switches to solar to reduce carbon footprint

Temperature controlled storage and distribution company Cold Move has installed, what it claims, is the North of England's largest solar energy project.

The scheme forms part of the company’s long-term goal of reducing its carbon footprint by 25% by 2020 and it is anticipated the photovoltaic system will help reduce carbon emissions by 108,658 tonnes a year and generate 199,740 kWh of electricity annually.

The 1077 Hyundai solar panels were installed by Eco Environments at Cold Move’s Warrington site, with the 250kWp system covering almost half of the company’s warehouse roof.

Funding for the project was provided in full by Belvedere Energy Investments.

Eco Environments sales and marketing Director David Hunt, said: “We are witnessing ever increasing interest from businesses in exploring ways in which they can become more energy efficient and tackle the nightmare of crippling energy costs which are now one of the biggest concerns for business owners.”

Cold Move managing director James Woodward said that it is now considering introducing low emission cars and a wind turbine at one of its sites in a bid to further reduce its carbon footprint.

Carys Matthews

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