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Firm installs 1,134 solar panels to avoid power outages

An established Halstead business has gone green, amid fears about the UK’s supposed energy crisis, Halstead Gazette has reported.

Drainage manufacturer Wade International has had 1,134 rooftop solar panels installed to ensure it is not affected if fears of power shortages become a reality.

The £236,000 project, one of the largest of its kind in the south east region, will mean enough electricity is generated to both power the factory and export excess onto the National Grid.

Managing director Ralph Thomas said: “It’s a source of renewable energy and I’ve always been concerned there’s not enough energy being generated in this country with nuclear power stations shut down.

“I’d like my factory to keep going because I know factories will be low down the priority list when there are energy shortages, so we have spent a lot of money putting this system in place.”

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