At Leafield Marine, we’re trying hard to do our bit for the environment. That’s why we have recently installed solar panels at our factory facility in the UK.
We know the damaging impact that climate change is having on our environment and as a result, we wanted to find a sustainable way to reduce our carbon footprint.
What are solar panels and what do they do?
By installing solar panels to the roof of our factory, we are able to use the sun’s light and heat to generate renewable power.
When the sun shines onto the solar panel, the PV cells within it absorb the energy from the sunlight. This energy creates electrical charges that move in response to an internal electrical field in the cell. As a result, electricity flows to help power our factory.
Why are we using them?
There are a number of significant benefits to using solar energy. As already stated, this is far better for the environment. There are very few carbon emissions in comparison to standard forms of energy. In fact, there is no pollution from solar power, other than what is given off during the production of the panels. This is great news as pollution is one of the biggest global killers. Additionally, this is the most sustainable way to produce electricity! Solar is the most abundant energy resource available to us. 1 hour of sunlight is enough to power the whole Earth for a year.
A further benefit for us in the UK is that the panels do not require direct sunlight to produce energy!
Leafield Marine are feeling positive about investing this step to start reducing our carbon emissions.