Friday 30th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Massive solar panel system for Lyreco warehouse

Lyreco, the office products supplier, has installed 13,860 solar panels on the roof of its Telford distribution centre.

Lyreco & EvoEnergy aerial shot 2 LOW RESIt is reckoned to be the fourth largest rooftop array in the country and is capable of a yearly output of 3.2bGWh, according to EvoEnergy which fitted the system.

According to EvoEnergy, the system will save £53,000 a year on energy bills, and will cut annual carbon emissions by 1,700 tonnes – 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.”