Solar farm helps Honda drive down energy costs and CO2 emissions at its Swindon plant

January 28, 2014

Carbon dioxide emissions from car giant Honda’s Swindon plant have fallen by almost 2,000 tonnes since it installed a solar array.

The Japanese group said the 21,000 ground-mounted panels covering 32 acres generated 4.5 gigawatt hours (GWh) of renewable energy in its first year, equivalent to 4.4% of the site’s total annual electricity requirement.

In its latest global energy report, the motor manufacturer said the 5 megawatt peak (MWp) scheme, which launched in October 2011 had led to “considerable cost savings compared to buying grid supplied energy”.

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