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07 October 2019

Cambridge University Press cuts its carbon emissions through one of the UK’s largest flat roof solar installations

One of the UK's largest flat roof solar installations has been successfully installed at Cambridge University Press's Cambridge office as part of their commitment to reducing their impact on the environment.

The solar installation will reduce the Press’s carbon footprint in the UK by around 20% and reduce their electricity bills significantly too.

When the summer weather is sunniest, the Press's solar panels will be generating enough electricity to power almost 50% of their peak usage in Cambridge.

Rob Marshall, Security and Environment Manager at the Press, said: 'We're committed to reducing our impact on the environment through careful management of our activities, products and services, and the installation of solar panels is an important step towards our carbon reduction goal in the UK. We're delighted at the success of the project and the impact it will have on our organization through reducing CO2 emissions, saving energy costs and future proofing our electricity supply.'

Unusually, their solar modules face both East and West, which recent research shows generates more electricity than the typical North and South-facing flat roof installations.

Drone footage of the new solar installations on University Printing House and the Cass Centre can be found here.

Read more about the Press's environment highlights, in this year's annual report.

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