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Bigham’s boosts green credentials with bespoke 300kWp solar system


The 318 kWp solar PV system at Charlie Bighams Dulcote quarry

Somerset based Charlie Bigham’s requires electricity 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week to produce food for the likes of Waitrose, Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

So, when the fine-food manufacturer got the opportunity to make its operations even more sustainable—by hugely reducing the amount of electricity it imports—it contacted Devon company SunGift Energy to design a bespoke 318.58kWp solar PV system.

“Like most food producers, our operations are very energy intensive,” said Charlie Bigham, who started his company in 1996 with the aim of creating mouth-watering pre-prepared meals for people. “Our refrigerators are in constant use, keeping our freshly-made food at optimum temperatures. That’s why this

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