Jones Food Company

Jones Food Company designs, builds, and operates
world-scale vertical farms

Project overview

Jones Food Company designs, builds, and operates world-scale vertical farms, leading the next generation of UK agriculture by growing the highest quality fresh produce locally, sustainably, and affordably.

In 2018, Jones Food Company decided to have a fully funded solar PV system installed to support their on-site electricity consumption which delivered the maximum potential savings in their electricity costs and carbon emission reductions in the short and long term.

How we helped

After completion of a detailed technical survey and due diligence, Zestec designed and installed a 164 kWp solar PV system. Jones Food Company wanted to maximise the forecast energy savings, so they needed to work with a partner who utilised the best technology available, had extensive expertise and offered a long-term, hassle-free, innovative, financing and actively managed renewable energy solution. Since completion, 100% of the solar energy generated onsite is being consumed by Jones Food Company, which is c.151,000 kWh per year.

Jones Food by numbers


Capacity: 164.16 kWp generating 151,000 kWh per annum


Electricity cost reduction: £9k a year


CO2e reduction: 52.9 Tonnes a year


Electricity Cost Reduction: 2%


Discount on electricity tariff: 9% a year

Who we’ve helped

"Throughout the entire process, we have been kept informed and been treated with total transparency. Our high-quality system is forecast to provide c.£224k of electricity cost savings during the term of the lease."

James Lloyd Jones,

Managing Director

Jones Food Company

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