10,000 more solar panels to be added to car port at Bentley's Crewe HQ

Construction has started on the UK’s largest ever solar-powered car port at Bentley’s factory headquarters in Crewe.

The installation of 10,000 solar panels, which has a capacity of 2.7MW, will take approximately six months to complete.

Once completed, the car port - which covers Bentley’s staff car park - will take the luxury car maker's energy system to 30,815 solar panels. This includes the 20,815 panel roof top installation completed in 2013.

Commenting on the installation, Peter Bosch, Bentley’s Member of the Board for Manufacturing, said: “We continue to focus on new initiatives that reinforce our commitment to the environment, whether this is introducing alternative powertrain technologies in future models, or our award-winning work to reduce the environmental impact of our factory."

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