Irish Grower Takes Important Steps Towards Becoming More Sustainable
Iverk Produce – an Irish company which sells vegetables and fruit it produces at O’Shea Farms, across the country – recently installed 960 individual solar panels which generate 208,000kW, enough electricity to power 40 homes each year, The Independent writes. Moreover, the firm built a 2,000 square-meters potato cold storage, which also helps improve efficiency.
A family-own company, Iverk Produce invested in sustainability in order to satisfy consumer demands. According to the report, Tommy O’Shea, one of the owners of O’Shea Farms, said that the bureaucracy around acquiring the grant to install the 250kW system was the only drawback in the entire process and that maintenance is easy.
O’Shea also revealed that the company operates fridges that store 12-13,000 tons of potatoes and says that ambient storage within the potato industry is nearly a thing of the past. Storage of potatoes allows for increased efficiency and supply.
Ivek Produce/O’Shea Farms’ aim is to be 100pc energy-independent in the next ten years. According to the information, the company is open to looking in to other forms of renewable energy.