East of Scotland Growers, Cupar

Fife based farmer owned co-operative East of Scotland Growers installed a 120 panel solar array on the south facing roof of their cold storage unit in Cupar. The 30kWp array provides power for temperature controlled storage of broccoli and cauliflower as well as for general office supply. The co-operative are using over 50% of the 25,500kWh of electricity generated by the system which will result in an investment payback within 6 years, and an annual return of 21% for twenty years.

“Installing solar has enabled us to take greater control over our power spend, making us less susceptible to energy price rises. Our highest electricity usage is actually between July and October, which syncs really nicely with some of the higher solar generation months. The system is rewarding us with a fantastic ROI, as well as significantly reducing our carbon footprint, enhancing our green credentials.”

Andrew Faichney, East of Scotland Growers General Manager

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