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Solar energy solution for chemical supplier

Published 22nd January, 2021 by Neil Nixon

Solar energy solution for chemical supplier

A Yorkshire chemical company has invested £200,000 into the installation of solar panels as part of its continued commitment to reducing the business’s carbon footprint. Airedale Chemical has fitted 263.73kw of panels across its site on its south-facing warehouses and office buildings in a project that will see the company pulling zero electricity from the power grid.

Craig Thomson, finance director at Airedale Chemical, said: “We expect to save around £25,000 a year on energy bills with an overall saving of £800,000 forecast for the next 25 years. While the project has been a great way for us to cut down our overheads, it also forms part of our strategy to minimise our carbon footprint and the impact on our environment. The installation of solar panels is something we have had planned for some time but needed to carry out additional building work to ensure there was enough support to hold the panels. The majority of energy generated by the solar panels will be used in our production facility where we operate mixing and reacting vessels continuously during our working week.”

The works were carried out by Custom Solar, which has worked on installations for commercial, public sector and infrastructure clients including Porsche, Cambridge University Press and ABP Port of Goole.

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