Fishery reels in the savings thanks to solar energy 23rd September, 2013 Daniel Birkett
A Leicestershire based, family-run fishery has installed 24KW of PV solar panels in an attempt to lower the carbon footprint of the business and reduce energy bills.
Eye Kettleby Lakes in Melton Mowbray now features 100 new solar panels which will be capable of generating 20,000KWh of electricity every year and will remove over 10 tonnes of CO2 over the life of the project. The installation has cost £58,000 and is expected to reduce the energy bills of the fishery by £10,000 each year leading to a return of investment by 2020.
Myriad Solar PV were the company behind the installation and ‘talk and tour’ seminars have been planned for later this month which will hopefully show the benefits of solar energy to other businesses looking to improve their sustainability.
The General Manager of Myriad Solar PV, Lee Baxter said: “The Eye Kettleby Lakes project is a great example of how a business can harness sustainable technology to make a real difference, both financially and in its carbon reduction strategies.
“With corporate social responsibility and sustainability becoming ever more important to companies of all sizes, the issue of renewable energy is being pushed up the boardroom agenda.”
Any excess electricity could be sold back to the national grid with a feed-in tariff to give businesses a return of investment on their solar installation, to read more on feed-in tariffs click here.