Solar power specialist to deliver major savings at food manufacturing site

New Century Foods site

Green Shield Group has been appointed to deliver a 339.33 kWp solar PV system for New Century Foods in Scunthorpe.

The bespoke system will save New Century Foods almost £40,000 in the first year of business and represent a return on investment within five years with an 82% self-consumption rate.

The new solar PV installation, spread across two buildings, will save the business almost 150,000 kg of CO2 in year one.

New Century Foods is located in Scunthorpe. Its 26,000 sq ft factory has been purpose-built and employs more than 100 full-time staff.

Chris Ridehalgh, for Preston-based Green Shield Group, said: “It’s been great to work with New Century Foods on their renewable energy solution.

“We enjoy working within the food manufacturing industry because solar PV is almost a guaranteed game changer. The solution provided to New Century will significantly reduce their grid dependency and save the business over 150,000 kg CO2 in the first year of installation.”

Green Shield specialises in delivering carbon reduction strategies for businesses across the UK. It operates across a multitude of sectors, including manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, leisure, education, and local authorities.

It says it simplifies the transition to sustainable solutions for clients while providing operational cost reduction.

The group has supported businesses and brands with their solar installations, working with brands such as Dakota Hotels, Sandal BMW, AMRC, Soper BMW, Burnley College, UCLan and Eric Wright Group with several upcoming projects in the pipeline.