The solar farm with generation of 3.3 gigawatt hours (GWh) of power has entered into operation in Europe.
The solar farm is owned by Atrato, and located in Northamptonshire in the UK.
According to Britvic soft drinks, it inked a solar power agreement with Atrato for a term of 10 years. It will be sourcing 75% of its electricity needs in the UK from the solar farm. The clean energy will be supplied to its factories in Rugby, London and Leeds.
Sarah Webster, Britvic’s Director of Sustainable Business, was quoted in a statement, “This is an exciting opportunity to ensure that the some of the country’s most recognisable and much-loved soft drinks are powered by renewable energy. We know consumers want to buy more sustainable products, and this is another step towards reducing carbon emissions and our long-term sustainability targets.”
Meanwhile, Atrato has planned to scale up the installation to produce 27GWh of power.
Gurpreet Gujral, Managing Director, renewable energy at Atrato Group, remarked, “We are thrilled to complete this landmark and unique agreement with Britvic, reducing carbon emissions while delivering attractively priced energy.”
He further stated, “Our business model is all about designing unique structures for clients tailored to their energy consumption needs and real estate site constraints, while delivering on sustainability targets and lower energy costs.”
The duo expressed that the project will be helpful to accelerate the transition to clean energy.