ENGINEERING SECTOR SMEs ARE INVESTING IN SOLAR TO HELP MAXIMISE THE POTENTIAL OF THEIR COMMERCIAL PREMISES AND GAIN A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

P.E.G Precision and Vulcanising South West are engineering Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that have both invested in 40kWp roof-top PV systems, both with an aim to improve the sustainability of their premises.

Vulcanising were particularly concerned about the uncertainty around energy costs, but by purchasing their system they will receive over 40,000kWh of free electricity annually, reducing energy bills and help to offset any hikes in imported energy prices.

Both SMEs had redundant south-facing roofs in areas of high irradiance. These roofs are now utilised to their full potential, providing savings to energy costs and improving the environmental performance of the buildings. The potential of the roofs were maximised further by CE’s in-house design team, accommodating the roof-lights at both Vulcanising and PEG into the design, optimising the yield of the system as well as maintaining the natural light that it provides.

OUR SOLAR PV INSTALLATION IS DELIVERING A SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL BENEFIT TO OUR BUSINESS AND IMPROVING OUR GREEN CREDENTIALS – BOTH OF WHICH ARE IMPORTANT TO AN INDEPENDENT BUSINESS IN A COMPETITIVE TRADING ENVIRONMENT

– John Bailey, Director at PEG Precision Engineering.

Roof-top solar will help PEG and Vulcanising gain a competitive advantage. They now have a means to boast a reduced carbon footprint to their customers.

Environmental responsibility was clearly demonstrated amongst SMEs in CE’s 2016 Energy Report. The research established that 88% of businesses polled recognised their environmental responsibility, PEG and Vulcanising are perfect examples of this.

A full version of CE’s 2016 Energy Report can be found here.