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YLEM Energy partners with NFU Energy

NFU Energy, part of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) group of companies, has announced a new partnership with YLEM Energy, a leading provider of renewable energy generation solutions.

The partnership will see YLEM Energy listed as a preferred supplier for NFU members who are looking to install behind-the-meter assets, such as Solar-PV.

In recent years, an increasing number of farmers have turned to solar generation as a source of revenue. A recent report by the NFU found that farmers own or host up to 1,200 solar farms in the UK, generating around 10% of the UK’s electricity needs.

Commenting on the new partnership, YLEM Energy’s Managing Director, Ian Gadsby said: “The UK has an ambition to increase its solar output to 75GW by 2035. In order to do this, we’re going to need to utilise our roof and ground space, the latter, being something, farms
have in abundance. We’re excited to be working with NFU Energy to support NFU members to diversify their income streams, and help them and the UK achieve its net zero goals.”

Welcoming the partnership, NFU Energy’s Sales and Marketing Director, Lisa Howkins said: “We’re delighted to have YLEM Energy on board as one of our accredited installers. By working together, we’ll be able to offer a unique solution for those considering large-scale renewable options for their business. NFU Energy provides ongoing support and assistance throughout the process, working with both YLEM
Energy and customers to ensure a seamless transition to renewable energy.”

YLEM Energy has significant experience in helping companies across the food and drink supply chain decarbonise and secure their energy supply. The Salford-based business has over three decades experience in building, owning and operating smart generation systems.