Derby Toyota plant switches on 17,000 solar panels

Local BBC Derbyshire news reported how the Burnaston Toyota plant (just west of Derby), which produces Auris and Avensis cars, has finally ‘switched on’ a £10m solar panel project.

The 17,000 panels, in a scheme funded by British Gas, take up the ground space of 4 and a half football pitches.

Toyota Manufacturing UK hope the panels will generate around 5% of their total energy usage.

photo credit: chris jones

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