Tuesday 27th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Travis Perkins goes solar at new RDC

Travis Perkins hopes to save almost £1m from a 157.7kW solar panel system that it has installed at its regional distribution centre in Warrington, Cheshire, which serves its 1,900 UK sites.

Solarlec was chosen by the home improvement firm to install the panel, which are expected to lead to more than £900,000 of savings over the next 25 years.

Haydn Young, group energy manager for Travis Perkins, said: “It’s my job to look at ways the group can reduce its energy consumption and carbon emissions. As a group we pay large carbon levies so the choice of solar will reduce our total energy costs and therefore reduce our carbon emissions.”

The solar panel system at the centre is set to save 1.5 million kg of carbon dioxide over the next 25 years.