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Leviton reports making major investment in solar energy at its plant in Glenrothes

Leviton announced that the company is making a £600,000 capital investment into solar energy at its U.K. manufacturing plant in Glenrothes.

A press release said that the carbon-neutral plant, which serves as headquarters for Leviton Network Solutions EMEA, manufactures fiber optic and copper cabling and made-to-order pre-terminated cable assemblies. The investment is part of a multi-million-pound development project at the Glenrothes site, including new production equipment and a customer showroom.

“The ability to generate solar energy onsite will help us offset soaring energy costs in the U.K. and supports our commitment to reducing carbon emissions, developing clean, renewable energy, and reducing our carbon footprint,” said Leviton Network Solutions Europe Managing Director Ian Wilkie. “Upon completion, the solar panels will help reduce the company’s annual energy needs.”

Planning and networking approvals are already in place. The installation will start in January and is planned to be completed in early 2023. “Leviton is ... investing back into the business on a global scale, and we are doing it with sustainability at the forefront of our thinking,” said Ross Goldman, executive vice president and general manager of Leviton Network Solutions, who also serves as the company’s chief sustainability officer.

The solar panel project at Glenrothes is part of Leviton’s CN2030 sustainability program to achieve company-wide Carbon Neutrality by 2030 and its ambition to achieve NetZero Carbon by 2050.

Read 225 times Last modified on January 10, 2023