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Thanet Earth

Location

Birchington, Kent

System size

1,054.9 kW

Number of panels

2,740

Anticipated output (pa)

982,934 kWh

Carbon reduction (pa)

189,706 kgs

Solar utilisation on site

80.09 %

Overall contribution of solar to their power mix

32.59 %

Project Overview

Commissioned in late-Spring 2023, this 2,740-panel, roof-mounted, system was developed and installed at Thanet Earth’s pack house in Kent.
 
Home to the UK’s largest glasshouse complex, Thanet Earth were keen to put their vast roof space to work as part of their path to Net Zero.
 
Covering just under 5,500m2, Thanet Earth’s solar array will produce enough power to run c. 500 2-bedroom homes, and reduce their carbon emissions by just under 200,000kgs per year, the same as a taking 6.6million car miles off the road.

Client’s Comments

‘“This was an important project for us as we work towards delivering our SBti target and onwards to Net Zero.
 
Prior to this we had completed two carbon reduction projects, but this was the most complex and it was delivered on target and with minimal impact on our operations.  
 
Our experience with BeBa has been a positive one – right from the early development stages all the way through to switch on. We found BeBa to be professional and honest which has made the entire process and project easy’’ 

Rob James, Technical. Director | Thanet Earth

BeBa comments
“We are delighted to have worked on this major installation for Thanet Earth, which will also see an anticipated 189,706kgs carbon reduction each year for the business.
 
Whilst some businesses install solar through gritted-teeth, it was clear early on that Thanet Earth’s key stakeholders were fully engaged and onboard with the project.
 
We have now completed several installations of a similar size or larger for major horticulture and agriculture businesses in the county and the sector is working hard to use more solar energy as part of its move towards net zero.”
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