Micronclean powers up with mega solar array at Louth

5 September 2023

Micronclean has successfully commissioned its recently installed solar panels on the roof of the company’s plant in Louth, Lincolnshire. The solar array of 577 panels was installed by NerG of Lincoln and over the course of year will supply 20% of the Louth plant's annual electricity requirements.

Micronclean employs over 400 people across the UK with most of these being based at the three main production sites in Lincolnshire. The Louth site is home to one of the most technically advanced ISO Class 6 (GMP Grade C) cleanroom laundries in Europe, with the capacity to process more than 120,000 items a week.

The Micronclean environmental and sustainability strategy sets out Micronclean’s ambition to be “the most sustainable specialist textile and cleanroom consumable business on the planet. This ambition is supported by three pillars: our climate, creating our circular economy, and; our people and communities.

In Year 1 of the strategy under ‘our climate’ Micronclean committed to reduce its carbon emissions by 5%. As part of this the company has have built on its recently signed Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin (REGO) electricity supply contract by funding its own solar array on the roof of rthe Louth facility. The installation and commissioning of the 577 panels that cover 70% of the roof at Louth was conducted by Lincoln-based firm NerG.

Luke Worral, business development manager at NerG said: ”NerG has been providing innovative Heat and Power Solutions to commercial clients since 2009. We are really proud to have worked with Micronclean on this large Solar PV project, helping to mitigate over 42 tonnes of CO2 annually which is a great way to contribute to their MicronGreen Strategy.”

Sophie Harris, associate director QHSE at Micronclean, added: “We take our commitment to the environment very seriously and the successful completion of this project is another sign of this. Over the course of a year the solar array will deliver 20% of the electricity that the Louth plant consumes and is another bold step on our pathway to zero carbon emissions. Our Microngreen Strategy is officially here with this superb achievement against the pillar Our Climate.”

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