On-site solar system exceeds predicted generation rate

An on-site solar photovoltaic (PV) system in the UK has exceeded its expected power production by 32%, its installer has reported.

The 205 kW rooftop array, installed by EvoEnergy at food producer Kanes Foods’ 28-acre site in Eversham, features 823 250 Wp solar panels from Sharp.  

The greater-than-expected power production in the system’s first four months of operation has allowed Kanes Foods to earn an additional £2000 ($3100) through the UK’s feed-in tariff (FiT), EvoEnergy said.

James Clifford, National Account Manager at EvoEnergy, noted: ‘From washing salads to transporting packaged vegetable selections, fresh food manufacturing has a large impact on the environment, consuming large amounts of energy, electricity and water. The solar PV array that we installed on top of the Kanes distribution building offsets the heavy consumption of electricity that is required to keep the fresh food chilled before dispatch and therefore increases the sustainability of manufacturer’s supply chain.’

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