Munneries Ltd are wholesale suppliers and distributors of fresh produce and dairy with their premises based in East Wittering.

The business applied to the Community Solar Accelerator grant scheme to install over 70 solar PV panels on their warehouse and loading bay roof areas. Munneries Ltd received a grant of £11,200 towards their project.

“Solar panels are something we have been considering for the past couple of years – with the onset of Covid, our future plans were subsequently put “on hold”. We are now in a position to go ahead with this project.” Julie Barker-Muzzell, Director

Their roof construction is corrugated steel with two unobstructed shallow pitches that are south and south-east facing which are ideal for solar panels. Munneries Ltd had a 31 kW solar array installed which is expected to generate over 28,400 kWh per year. Financial savings are expected to be approximately £6,400 per annum.

“Crucially for our business we will be reducing our carbon footprint. Once the panels are installed, they will be very unobtrusive and won’t impact visually on the local environment in our village, so are both sustainable and environmentally friendly. We are situated approximately 400 metres from the beach and have excellent light conditions with no trees or any other obstructions in the vicinity, making it feasible and ideal for our business.” Julie Barker-Muzzell, Director

Solar Impact in Numbers

Size or Solar PV array:   31 kWp

Predicted production of electricity: 28,400kWh per year

Predicted cost savings: £6,400 in the first year

Return on Investment:  2-3 years

Grant Amount Received: £11,200

Expected lifetime of the solar PV system: 25-30 years

Carbon Reduction: 9.9 tonnes CO2e* per year

Date of install: Dec 2022

*CO2e calculated with conversion factor of 0.35156kg CO2e/kWh as confirmed with the managing authority.

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