Commercial solar PV developer EvoEnergy completed the development, comprising 13,860 panels and claimed as the fourth largest rooftop PV system in the UK.
Lyreco, a global office and workplace solutions provider, fitted the system to the roof of the firm’s 15-acre logistics site. Output is expected to exceed 3.2 GWh annually.
Owned and operated through a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) by Addison Energy Limited, the system will save Lyreco more than £53,000 ($76,000) per year on its energy bills – making the whole site carbon neutral in terms of electricity usage.
Nick Dacey, logistics director for Lyreco, said: ‘We have a large warehouse here in Telford with a large open space on the roof and it recently became obvious that solar panel technology had reached a point where it would be economic for us to engage in that.’