Here at Guernsey Post we are working hard to minimise our impact on the environment. We have recently made the switch from diesel vans to an all-electric delivery fleet and this investment has had a significant positive effect on the environment; an electric vehicle fleet rather than diesel means we will avoid producing more than 150 tons of carbon a year.
Working in Partnership with Guernsey Electricity
The installation of solar panels on the roof of Envoy House will be approximately 200kW in size and will produce around 200,000 kWh of electricity each year. Although this is the equivalent energy to power our entire fleet of electric vehicles, our solar array will feed into the island's network so everyone can benefit from a higher percentage of renewable energy.
The installation of the solar panels will take several weeks and we anticipate being able to switch them on in the autumn 2019.
Did you know that every day the sun provides us with 6,000 times the amount of energy used by humans worldwide? So by harnessing some of this energy to power the island we will be reducing our carbon footprint even further.
What are solar panels?
Solar panel electricity systems, also known as photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun's energy using photovoltaic cells. These cells don't need direct sunlight to work – they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day. The cells convert the sunlight into electricity.
The artist impression above shows how the solar panels will look from a birds eye view of Envoy House.
As a business we are committed to improving our local and global environmental sustainability and will update the information on this page accordingly - so please watch this space!