Floating solar panels power local business
by Imogen Berryman
What's Going On Here?
What Will This Do?
The panels will be used to power the UK's biggest water company, United Utilities’, water treatment plant, which supplies H20 to 152,000 local residents.
Why Should We Care?
A typical water company’s biggest operating cost is electricity. Moving towards self sufficiency is expected to mean more stable prices for consumers. :-)
What’s more, the panels also block out sunlight which slows growth of problematic algae in the reservoir. Without this, removing the algae to make it safe to drink is both carbon and chemical intensive.
By thinking more about your water usage you can lessen the demand on energy and the carbon required to process it and get it to your tap.
Use this personalised online tool to see how you can reduce your water consumption. It’ll also tell you if your local water supplier offer free water saving gadgets!
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