As part of a companywide environmental project Stagecoach commissioned the installation of solar PV systems on Stagecoach UK bus depots under a fully funded power purchase scheme. Virtually all of the locally generated solar electricity is being used by each site to significantly reduce each depot’s electricity bill, thereby enabling Stagecoach to gain greater security and certainty over their future electricity costs.
7 solar PV systems totalling 700kWp have been installed under the programme to date.
Stagecoach is one of the UK’s biggest bus and coach operators with around 8,500 buses and coaches. The Group’s business includes major city bus operations in London, Liverpool, Newcastle, Hull, Manchester, Oxford, Sheffield and Cambridge.
Stagecoach Regional Director Sam Greer said: