Denny Bros outlines green credentials with completion of solar panel project

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DENNY Bros has announced completion of an eight-year project to install solar panels across its entire Suffolk factory.

The firm said its commitment to greener measures has again been shown with a further £200,000 investment in solar panels at its Kempson Way HQ.

The latest investment – the fourth in eight years through grants and the company’s own budget – completes the solar panel project and means there are more than 1,800 panels on the roof.

MD Graham Denny said, “We have come a long way since we first installed a small solar panels ‘test’ system in 2014. Since then, we have maintained our commitment to the environment and this latest investment is our fourth and final phase as our roof is now completely full.”

The Denny Bros Group has received environmental awards over the years, including being awarded Suffolk Carbon Charter Gold status earlier in 2022.

While this particular project has been almost a decade in the making, Mr Denny said he was aware it is now more important than ever.

“Despite the fact that we have some very energy hungry machinery on site, our investment means that, in favourable weather, we are now able to generate sufficient electricity to not only power our entire plant but also generate a surplus to feed back into the grid,” he explained. “We were committed to the investment even before the recent astronomical rises in energy costs. We were always confident it would be a good investment, but it looks even better now.”