Denby Pottery set to reduce CO2 emissions by 475 tonnes per year

Client

Denby Pottery

Industry

Manfacturing

Service

Solar PV

Background

Denby Pottery, a world-renowned pottery manufacturer best known for its internationally renowned stoneware products, appointed Ylem Energy to maximise energy efficiency, reduce running costs, and to further improve sustainability at the main factory in Derbyshire.

Sustainability is integral to Denby’s strategy for growth and the business was the first UK tableware manufacturer to send zero process waste to landfill which helps to save 600 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year.

Challenge

Businesses everywhere are feeling the pain of power price rises. A large energy user faced with rapidly escalating costs, Denby required a long-term solution which would also enable the business to continue to improve its environmental performance and protect customers from price increases resulting from higher operational costs.

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Solution

Over a 12-month period, Ylem Energy worked with Denby Pottery to understand the site’s data and power requirements and identify the right long-term solution.

Handling everything from design to ecological survey requirements, planning applications and installation, Ylem Energy delivered a new Solar PV solution that will maximise savings and help to deliver Denby’s sustainability agenda.

The 2MW bespoke Solar PV solution which will be monitored by Ylem Energy’s Operation and Maintenance team, has been designed to match Denby Pottery’s load requirements for electricity, using a ground mounted array of Longi Solar 455w Modules, situated on land surrounding the site.

Result

Fully funded through Ylem Energy’s Dynamic Power Purchase Agreement (DPPA), the new Solar PV solution guarantees savings on Denby Pottery’s electricity bills and forms a key element of the company’s net zero and sustainability strategy.

The solution is set to help Denby Pottery reduce CO2 emissions by 475 tonnes pa and will save the business millions in energy costs in the years ahead by generating its own power rather than relying solely on the National Grid, so that it can continue to offer its fantastic products at competitive prices.

  • Partnering with YLEM Energy to implement a Solar PV solution will enable further significant carbon reductions to be made and reduce the business’ reliance on sourcing power from the National Grid, delivering stable pricing and significant cost reductions.
    Dean Barlow — Denby Pottery, Operations Director