Work's been progressing nicely with the Milton Keynes Citizen reporting their store has started on their installation which will be completed by next March. Some 5,978 pv panels, at a cost of £562,000, will generate a whopping 246,000kWh - enough to power 75 homes.
These figures alone are pretty impressive but even more impressive is this one: "Since 2005, the company has opened six new stores with only a 10% increase in its combined energy usage".
The store also burns renewable wood materials to produce heat and hot water for the store. The system can provide up to 100% of the stores needs.
Other eco-friendly devices include a rainwater harvesting system, which can store enough water to flush the toilets for a month before having to resort to mains water.
photo credit: colin anderson