Retailer joins forces with community-focused energy group to raise £1.2m for panel installation on nine large outlets

This article titled “Marks & Spencer crowdfunds solar panels for its stores” was written by Sarah Butler, for theguardian.com on Thursday 16th June 2016 15.56 UTC

Marks & Spencer is using crowdfunding to back the installation of solar panels on its stores.

The retailer is partnering with Energy4All, a not-for-profit group that helps community groups set up energy co-ops, with the aim of raising £1.23m to put panels on nine large stores including Torbay in Devon, Truro in Cornwall and Cheshunt in Hertfordshire.

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