Extra photo voltaic panel installations at TrustFord and Barretts automotive dealerships


Extra AM100 supplier teams have introduced vital investments in renewable power as they hope to cut back their carbon footprint and overcome excessive electrical energy prices.

Each TrustFord and Barretts of Canterbury are taking motion to grow to be extra environment friendly and environmentally accountable.

TrustFord, which received the Inexperienced Vendor of the Yr Award on the NFDA Spring Ball this yeart, has now had 610 rooftop photo voltaic panels put in by Geo Inexperienced Energy on its FordStore at Dagenham, that are anticipated to provide 182,182 kWh of electrical energy and offset about 35,000kg of CO2 emissions.

This comes after it had already put in 625 photo voltaic panels at its PartsPlus Centr in Thurrock, to offset virtually 42,000kg of CO2.

Stuart Mustoe, TrustFord chief govt, stated: “We’ve set ourselves a goal to be carbon impartial by 2035. The product line-up and Ford Motor Firm goes to play an enormous half in that sustainability journey. However from a TrustFord perspective, it is a main step in the direction of our purpose of turning into a extra sustainable and environmentally pleasant enterprise.

“We’re trying ahead to seeing the numerous long-term distinction the photo voltaic panels may have for us.”

Barretts of Canterbury has revealed a £500,000 funding plan to double the photo voltaic capability at 4 of its websites by the top of this 12 months to bolsteri its enterprise sustainability.

It comes some 10 years since Barretts took its first steps to spend money on photo voltaic power technology, which included its massive accident restore centre at Canterbury (pictured), which gained recognition on the time as probably the most sustainable industrial constructing within the Canterbury District. 

“We goal to make sure that our enterprises are operated in probably the most environmentally accountable method potential,” a Barretts spokesman stated. 

“Though photo voltaic functionality is already built-in into our websites there’s nonetheless potential for additional growth. Upon the undertaking’s completion, we anticipate rising our personal power technology by 3,475 kwh, thereby saving a further 65,000kg of CO2 yearly.

“Having been established in Kent for over 120 years, we’ve been current lengthy sufficient to witness the outstanding evolution of the automotive sector – from the earliest combustion engine automobiles to right this moment’s spectacular vary of electrical and hybrid vehicles, which we’re privileged to retail. It stays our duty to equally adapt and scale back our personal carbon footprint.”


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