This will save 6,800 tonnes a year of carbon dioxide emissions and makes Sainsburys the top generator of solar power across Europe which is a pretty impressive feat when countries such as Germany had such a head start with their Feed in Tariff schemes.
Sainsburys 69,500 solar panels generate a total of 16MW suggesting that the panels used are 230Wp ones. On a domestic installation these would generate FIT payments of £7.2 million per year at the original rate. Obviously the Feed in Tariff only applies to domestic installations below 4kWp so Sainsburys would never get this money but it gives a comparison between commercial and domestic.
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