Date published 22 November 2023

When it comes to renewable energy, we’re proud to say that all the electricity we purchase from our energy supplier comes from renewable sources and our latest investment to add solar panels to our operations is now complete.

This year we successfully installed solar panels at our St Ives site in Cambridgeshire, as part of a major investment in an innovative dual block plant. St Ives has become the third Marshalls site to have a solar array, supporting us to meet our science-based targets, whilst reducing reliability on the electricity grid.

Lauren Taylor, Sustainability Advisor at Marshalls, said, “Across all three sites where we’ve installed solar panels, we expect that in 2024 we will generate approximately 1 million kWh of electricity. Our investment in solar energy showcases our dedication to reducing our carbon footprint and is a testament to Marshalls’ values in shaping a more sustainable landscape for our communities.”

The forecast is that in the first year of installation at St Ives, approximately 642,188 kWh of electricity will be generated to help power the site. This figure is the equivalent of the electricity demands of approximately 230 homes in a year*.

For more details on our sustainable business practices, you can find out more here. For more information on our commitment to renewable energy see our blog here.

* Ofgem estimates that a typical two-three bedroom household in Britain uses 2,700 kWh of electricity a year, so this could meet the electricity demands of the equivalent of approximately 230 homes for a year.

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