Caravan dealership invests £60,000 in solar panels
Solar PV system being installed by Surespark Energy on the roof of Salop Leisure headquarters
Thursday, 30, Jul 2015 10:45
by Jessica Almeida
Solar panel investment hopes to reduce company's carbon footprint
Award winning Shropshire caravan and motorhome dealership, Salop Leisure, plans to reduce its carbon footprint by utilising the power of the sun to generate electricity.
The company plans to install a 50 kilowatt Solar PV system on the roof of its headquarters in Emstrey, Shrewsbury, which will hopefully supply a quarter of the electricity used by the business.
The Solar PV system will be installed by Surespark Energy Rugeley and, for the next 20 years, looks set to benefit from generous government backed feed-in-tariffs. In Shrewsbury, the company installed a similar but larger system for Morris Lubricants.
Salop Leisure's Mark Fras, said the £60,000 system would hopefully pay for itself within six years and reduce the company's carbon footprint. To further reduce energy consumption, the company is also considering investing in £20,000 on LED lights at its headquarters.
Fras stated: "We were so impressed by the positive reports received about the Solar PV system installed for Morris Lubricants that we decided to invest in our own system." He explains that the system will generate an estimated 25 per cent of the company's energy and will make a significant contribution to decreasing the company's carbon footprint, which is great news for the company.