The Glenmorangie Company has installed a new solar array at its bottling plant in Livingston, as part of an eight-figure investment in its operations which should reduce on-site energy consumption by 30%.
The 1,476 panels cover the majority of the building’s roof, allowing the whisky company to generate its own renewable energy.
The upgrade forms part of the company’s overarching sustainable strategy to achieve net zero carbon by 2040. The installation was carried out by West Lothian-based DB Group, in partnership with Emtec Energy.
The company’s purpose-built Livingston site was opened in 2011. As global demand grows for both its Glenmorangie and Ardbeg single malts, capacity is set to double at the bottling plant through an expansion due to complete in 2023.
Michael Scotland, facilities and projects director at Glenmorangie, said: “We’re putting sustainability at the heart of the expansion of our Alba bottling plant.
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