The Range transforms warehouse rooftops into solar power plants

Retail chain The Range is turning its warehouse rooftops into solar power plants in a bid to cut its carbon footprint and energy bills.

The Plymouth-headquartered chain, which has over 200 stores and over 4.2 million sq ft of warehouse rooftop, said the move could shink electricity bills across its portfolio by at least 25%.

It has teamed up with InRange, a managed marketplace for renewable energy procurement, on the solar project.

By joining the InRange network, The Range can also sell surplus energy generation to large energy buyers.

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Alex Simpkin, The Range CEO said: “We’re on a journey to become a ‘Net Zero’ business. Our partnership with InRange is a real demonstration of our commitment and has really sped up our efforts meaning we can already see immediate benefits for both us as a business and as a positive impact on our local communities.

“InRange has made it simple for The Range by automating the entire energy procurement workflow. As a result, their first site generated electrons within 8 months. InRange disrupted every facet of the energy enablement journey, slashing time and costs across the board by at least 25%.”

John Mushriqui, CEO of InRange said: “We’re excited to work with The Range, empowering them to achieve their financial, economic, and environmental targets.

“It’s refreshing to see one of the UK’s largest retailers have the ambition to leverage their buildings as a retail energy network. It’s our mission to accelerate the roll-out of on-site generation to their portfolio and achieve their ambitions.”

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