We’ve installed solar PV systems for three different companies owned by professional audio manufacturing group Audiotonix.
With locations stretching from the Cornish Riviera to the Scottish Lowlands, these three projects had little in common – except they’re all making substantial savings in both costs and carbon emissions.
Audiotonix is a leading manufacturer of mixing consoles and professional audio equipment, and has seven sites stretching across the UK. For the three that we’ve equipped with solar generation, the combined lifetime savings will be over £2.3 million – and around 2,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
The first installation was for Allen & Heath in Penryn, Cornwall, not far from CleanEarth’s Wadebridge HQ. They were paying 17p per kWh for electricity imported from the grid, but are now generating their own for just 4.2p per kWh. The system will pay for itself in a little over four years.
The second project saw us venturing north of the border to DiGiCo in Glenrothes, Fife. The irradiation levels of Scotland’s Lowlands may not reach Cornwall’s sunny heights, but the projected savings from the 97 kW system still made a compelling case for investment.
The final system was for Solid State Logic in Begbroke, Oxfordshire. At 180 kW it’s the largest of the three and will achieve payback in under four years. With import costs approaching 36p per kWh for the site, the 157 MWh in annual generation will go a long way in reducing SSL’s energy bills.
Tony Williams, Group Operations Director, commented: “Our focus at Audiotonix is to reduce our carbon footprint within all our operations, and a starting point was to transition purchased electricity to renewable sources.
“With CleanEarth’s guidance and expertise we have been able to take the leap of self-generating electricity since 2022. The solar PV installations have proven to be a great benefit to our sustainability goals and are appreciated by our shareholders, employees and customers.”
Audiotonix lead the way in audio mixing technology for live events and broadcast. They’re also leading the way in powering their various businesses with solar energy. It all sounds good to us.