Location: Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire UK
Grant recipient: Edmo Ltd, specialists in aluminium extrusion, fabrication and finishing across a huge variety of market sectors – from aerospace engineering to accessibility aids.
Building: Large extrusion/fabrication factory and head office.
Solar PV: Solar panel electricity systems, also known as photovoltaics (PV), convert the sun’s energy to generate electricity. These cells don’t need direct sunlight to work – they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day
Additional capacity: 130 kWp roof mounted system kWp is the peak power of a PV system or panel. The power is calculated under a standardised test for panels across all manufacturers to ensure that the values listed are capable of comparison.
Predicted energy generation: 120,602 kWh A kilowatt hour (kWh) is the energy consumed by a 1,000- watt or 1-kilowatt electrical appliance operating for 1 hour.
CO2 saving per year: 33.44 tonnes
Based on an emission conversion factor of 0.2773 of a kilogram of carbon dioxide per kilowatt hour
System Cost: £81,040
Funding: 50% Marches Renewable Energy grant; 50% Edmo Ltd own funds
Predicted payback time from energy cost saving: 6.8 years, reduced to 3.4 years with the grant
Marches Renewable Energy (MarRE) is an ERDF funded grant scheme towards renewable energy projects in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin.
Adrian Marshall, MarRE Project Manager
Tel: 01432 260064