POWERDAY INVESTS £1.6M IN FIRST WAVE OF SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION
The installation of 2,650 solar panels begins at Powerday’s MRF in Willesden
One of the country’s leading waste management and recycling providers, Powerday, has invested £1.6 million installing 2,650 solar panels at its Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Willesden, north west London.
The installation has began in the latest initiative Powerday has rolled out, following the launch of its third Sustainability Manifesto which sets out the company’s journey towards net zero.
The Manifesto sets out clear objectives under all five pillars – our employees, communities, carbon management, clients, and procurement. As well as these challenging targets, the Manifesto plots our roadmap to net zero in line with our recently announced net zero target for Scopes 1 and 2 and shares this and our other successes for 2022.
The solar panels are being fitted on the roof of the MRF sheds and are expected to generate approximately 945,000 kWh, covering 25% per year of Powerday’s total electricity consumption at Old Oak Sidings.
Well-known for its commitment to helping the construction industry manage its waste more sustainably, Powerday’s installation is forecast to be completed in summer 2023. It will deliver benefits to the local environment, as well as cementing its position as a leading supplier in the sustainable construction industry.
In addition, Powerday is looking into the feasibility of battery storage for any power not used to maximise the energy saved by the installation. It is also investigating potential installations at the company’s other MRFs in Enfield and Canning Town, to further impose sustainable solutions to its locations.
Commenting on the project, Jim Craig, Joint Managing Director at Powerday, said: “The installation is a hugely positive move for our business. As one of the leading waste management businesses in the country, we have an important role to play in helping the construction industry reduce its impact on the planet. We’re looking forward to seeing the benefits that the solar panels will bring, not just to the MRF at Willesden but also to the local community, as well as – in the future – our other sites across London.”
We were pleased to have awarded this contract to Powerday. They have delivered their services efficiently and reliably, achieved high recycling rates and 100% recovery, meeting our requirements throughout the project. They have been easy to deal with, reasonable and fair. We have been particularly impressed with their account management and waste reporting capabilities
Dave France, Project Director, Ecoworld Ballymore