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Mushroom supplier invests £225k in solar panels

Evesham-based Walsh Mushrooms will generate 20 per cent of its annual energy use from new 950-panel solar installation

Mushroom supplier invests £225k in solar panels

Walsh Mushrooms' new solar installation

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Evesham mushroom supplier Walsh Mushrooms has invested £225,000 in 950 solar panels that will slash its carbon emissions by around 90 tonnes a year.

The 248 KWp system, installed by local energy firm MyPower, will produce 20 per cent of the depot’s annual energy use, equating to 213,347 kwh of electricity. All energy generated by the panels will be used by the Walsh Mushrooms facility.

“This renewable solar energy investment fits with our on-going group wide policy to deliver a sustainable product to our customers,” said chairman Alan Walsh. “It also enhances our on-going commitment to renewable resources, something we as a company feel passionate about.”

Walsh Mushrooms recently expanded its Evesham packing and distribution facility by 75 per cent, at a cost of £2 million. The company also has growing operations in Suffolk and a compost production site in Ireland.

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