When it comes to energy the new Screwfix store in Peterborough is taking the principle of Do It Yourself to extremes. The Kingfisher-owned retail chain today cuts the ribbon on the DIY group’s first net zero energy store, promising to use a mix of solar panels, solar battery storage and an air source heat pump, to ensure the site generates all the power it needs and passes any surplus energy to the grid. The company said energy generated by the onsite solar array will power the store and charge up batteries which will then power the store during the evenings. Meanwhile, a new air source heat pump, coupled with a range of efficiency measures, has allowed the firm to replace gas and electric heating units. “Surplus power goes back to the grid, off-setting the days in winter when the solar PV will be generating less power and grid energy is needed to power the store,” Kingfisher said.
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