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Wyke Farms opens a fully solar powered cheese storage space

02 October 2020

Independent cheese producer, Wyke Farms, has further invested into its ‘100% Green' sustainability plan, with a new 65kw solar array, positioned on a new cheese storage dispatch building at its Wincanton site.

The new cheese storage facility is a state-of-the art energy efficient building where the temperature is controlled at 12°C. 

The facility has space for 1,762 pallets of cheese, amounting to around 2,000 tonnes of additional storage capacity that is required to meet the demands of growing export sales in vintage flavour profiles. 

Rich Clothier, managing director and third generation family member at Wyke Farms, said: "this is our fifth business solar array set and moves us closer to fulfilling our commitment to position solar on all of our South facing roofs where we use daytime power. Reducing carbon is essential for all businesses and this is an easy, cost effective way to do just that.

“The principles of sustainability are at the heart of all of our business decisions as we can see from the continual development of our green portfolio over the last 10 years." 

Wyke Farms' continual investment and commitment to green energy forms part of the companies ‘100% Green' sustainability plan, through which, it has dramatically reduced its carbon footprint and has become the first national cheddar brand to be 100% self-sufficient using its own energy generated from solar and biogas.  

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