Marks & Spencer Installs 6.1 MW Solar

October 29, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

M&S logoBritish retailer Marks & Spencer has started work on a 6.1 MW, 24,272-panel solar array to be installed on its distribution center in Castle Donington.

The system will generate around 5,000 MWh per year, providing almost all the electricity for the fully automated distribution center.

M&S has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with Amber Infrastructure, which is installing the array on the distribution center’s 900,000-sq-foot roof.

The solar PV roof is one of a number of onsite renewable projects M&S plans to announce over the next 12 months. These projects will help the retailer fulfill its commitment to source 50 percent of the electricity used in its building operations from small scale renewables by 2020.

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