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Energy

Each of our glasshouses is also a power station using Combined Heat and Power (CHP) generators. As well as providing the electricity to light and heat our glasshouses, we provide additional power back to the local grid. We have enough generating capacity to power approximately 50,000 homes.

We also have vast reservoirs on site to collect as much rainwater as possible. Our glasshouses are engineered carefully so that rainwater runs off them into the reservoirs and we even collect the condensation produced in the glasshouses. We usually collect around 50 million gallons from rainfall, with capacity to gather 70 million gallons. This makes us around 85% self-sufficient for water and ensures we aren’t a drain on the local water table. Our growing system is a ‘closed loop’ hydroponic method that involves no run-off being discharged as waste.

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Thanet Earth donate to the Moroccan Earthquake Appeal

30 October 2023

Many of you would have seen the devastating news of the earthquake that hit Morocco on the 8 September 2023

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Charity Abseil to raise funds for Porchlight Charity

30 August 2023

On Friday 18 August 2023, our charity abseil down the Arcelor Mittal Orbit structure to raise funds for Porchlight

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Farm to Fork Summit at No 10 Downing Street

30 June 2023

On Tuesday 16 May 2023, Chris Butler, MD of Thanet Earth attended the Farm to Fork Summit at No 10 Downing Street

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