JLR To Generate Over A Quarter Of Its UK Electricity Through Off-Grid Renewable Energy Plan​

One of JLR's solar panel installations

Jaguar Land Rover have announced that it will generate more than a quarter of its UK electricity from new onsite and near site renewable energy projects, lowering energy bills but also reducing their reliance on grid energy.

This is part of the company’s global renewable energy strategy which aims to increase self-generated energy to 36.4% of its global consumption by 2030. These new off-grid projects are aiming to produce almost 120 Mega Watts of renewable energy, which is enough to power nearly 44,500 home or charge 2.7 Jaguar I-PACE models annually!

Solar installations are a crucial part of these plans and will initially focus on key manufacturing and non-production locations in the UK including the Halewood plant in Merseyside, the Electric Propulsion Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton, and the headquarters in Gaydon.

The first three projects are scheduled for completion by the end of 2026 and planning is already granted for an 18.2MW ground-mounted solar array at the site in Gaydon. Combined with an already installed roof-mounted solar array, the electricity generated will provide the facility with around 40% of its energy needs.

Self-generated solar capacity at the EPMC will increase by a staggering 145% through the expansion of existing rooftop arrays to generate 18.9 MW, enough power to cover 37% of the site’s total consumption.

Francois Dossa, JLR Strategy & Sustainability Executive Director commented: “JLR is committed to managing its net zero energy transition against the challenging backdrop of volatile energy prices. We are working hard as a business to improve our energy efficiency across our entire global operations. These new projects will diversify our energy portfolio, to reduce our reliance on Grid electricity and help us to reduce our energy bills. The steps we are taking further support our ambitious goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2039, and to hit our mid-term science-based targets along the way.”