Local energy firm Think Renewable Energy has completed the work on a 96.5kWp roof-mounted PV array at the new John Lewis store in York.
Jamie Warden, operations director at Think Renewable Energy said: “Energy costs are one of the biggest overheads for the retail sector and this is helping to drive forward clean energy initiatives, particularly in new build projects. … Renewable energy initiatives like the one Think Renewable Energy has been involved in with John Lewis at Monks Cross can also help high profile organisations meet their carbon objectives.”
According to Warden, the array will help generate £17,000 (US$28,085) annually thanks to feed-in tariff (FiT) revenue and bill savings, as well as reducing the store’s yearly carbon output by 34 tonnes.
The 130,000 square foot department store, set to open in April 2014, will receive huge benefits from the PV installation, as the array is expected to generate 81,000kWh of power when operational.