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Lancashire firm to brew up one million solar-powered pints

Moorhouse’s has installed 169 solar panels at its brewery in Burnley as part of a commitment to cut emissions, citing “greater expectation from consumers” to act responsibly.

Moorhouse’s has installed 169 solar panels at its brewery in Burnley as part of a commitment to cut emissions, citing “greater expectation from consumers” to act responsibly.

The 50KWp rooftop system is expected to produce enough electricity to power 250 homes annually - equivalent to brewing one million pints of beer.

It will also offset more than 400,000kg of CO2 over the next 20 years as part of a company-wide environmental drive.

“This is all about our commitment to reduce our carbon emissions and investing in renewable energy like this is a key part of our strategy”, said managing director Lee Williams.

“Quite rightly there is a greater expectation from consumers for companies to act more responsibly and they can now make a positive difference through the beer they drink, without compromising on quality. The power generated from the new solar panels will help the brewery to brew in a more sustainable way for years to come.”

Time running out

The government recently announced that it will not be replacing the popular Feed-in Tariff (FIT) subsidy scheme once it expires next year - meaning there is a limited window left for companies to get financial support for installing solar panels.