AC Goatham & Son

Location

Kent

System size

1,510.62 kW

Number of panels

4,443

Anticipated output (pa)

1.33m kWh

Carbon reduction (pa)

293,121 kgs

Solar utilisation on site

87.17 %

Overall contribution of solar to their power mix

19.04 %

Project Overview

Completed in December 2020, this 4,443-panel system was developed and installed on 4 buildings across 2 sites to support Goatham’s carbon reduction and sustainability plans.
 
No stranger to the benefits of solar power, this new development adds to an existing solar array that Goatham’s installed – with BeBa – in 2012.
 
With over 1.73MW of generating capacity, Goatham’s solar arrays produce enough power to run 390 4-bedroom homes, and reduce their carbon emissions by 293,121kgs per year, the same as a planting 7,328 trees.

Client’s Comments

“This project began in the summer of 2020 and sees solar panels installed on all of our available roof space both at Flanders Farm and also Howt Green Farm.

This is an important step for our business, as it is helping us to further reduce the carbon footprint of our growing and distribution operations.

Renewable energy is a crucial component in the UK’s plans to be a carbon neutral economy by 2050 and farming, and the top fruit industry, has an important role to play in helping the Government to achieve this.

BeBa Energy helped us navigate the complexities of this project with ease; they took us through the financial and practical feasibility of this development in an open – consultative – manner.

Having worked with them since 2012 we would have no hesitation in recommending BeBa to other businesses who are considering installing solar panels”

Ross Goatham Company Owner

BeBa comments

“Working in partnership with the team at Goatham’s to develop this project was a pleasure.

If the UK is to achieve its ambitions of net zero by 2050 then business must play their part; this investment from Goatham’s shows just how seriously they take their responsibilities”

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