Aviva Insurance has moved one step closer to its goal of using 100% renewable energy to meet its electricity demand after installing solar panels on three of its UK buildings.
The new installations at the Perth (114kWp), Norwich (184kWp) and Bristol (244kWp) offices will enable Aviva to reduce its reliance on the national grid as well as contribute towards the organisation’s commitment to reduce its carbon emissions.
All three installations have been successfully installed and commissioned by Solarcentury and are already providing clean energy directly into the buildings to power lighting, office equipment and call centre operations in the Perth and Norwich locations.
The panels, which are expected to generate 445,000kWh of energy annually for the next 25 years, will also cut the company’s energy costs as the majority of energy used on site is during the day.
Remote monitoring has also been installed to give real-time performance data to the Aviva energy team.
Lee Preston, group carbon and utilities manager at Aviva Insurance, said: “We’re committed to understanding the organisational environmental impact and are now working hard to reduce it, through a range of initiatives that will help us to reduce our carbon emissions by 40% by 2050.
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