Pollybell are always looking for ways to tread lighter and reduce our environmental impact. We produce from renewables as much energy as we consume (though not always at the right time and right place – something we are working on).
Our flagship project is a floating solar farm on our irrigation reservoir to produce the electricity we use to run our packing facility, cold stores and farm irrigation. It was our belief that we should not take land out of food production to generate energy hence why we embarked on building it on water. This proved beneficial in many ways including the improved operational efficiency of the panels and reducing erosion of our reservoir banks.
The wind turbine compliments the solar panels as it takes over as our primary supply in the autumn/winter when the days gets shorter and the weather gets windier.