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Chantry Place boosts green energy commitment doubling the size of its solar farm

Chantry Place Norwich has invested a further £285,000 in its solar farm with an additional 518 panels added onto its roof. The shopping centre now has a total of 1290 solar panels, generating 407,000 kWh per year (up from 200,000 kWh), and now providing 41% of its annual energy needs. The solar farm is expected to have a 25 year working life.

Paul McCarthy, general manager at Chantry Place, commented: ‘Having halved our own energy consumption since 2010, we are continuing to drive energy efficiency across our operations and build a more sustainable future for Chantry Place. We were one of the first shopping centres in the UK to invest in a rooftop solar farm in 2016 and this continued investment in adding more panels, funded by our owners, is another step to boosting our green credentials. This project is part of our long term strategy focusing on sustainability and striving to do better.’

Vantage Zero Limited was the principal contractor for the new solar array and provided a design and build service in partnership with One Energy and GGRS Energy.

Recently, Chantry Place has partnered with Zest, one of the UK’s fastest growing EV charging networks, to increase the number of electric vehicle charging points at the centre.

Chantry Place is a Savills retail destination of 90 shops, cafés, and restaurants in Norwich city centre.


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