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BMH goes green

Thursday, 28 April 2022 at 11:30:00 UTC


Al Suttie

New solar panels will cut BMH’s CO2 emissions

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British Motor Heritage has installed a 162kW solar panel system on the roof of its factory in Witney, Oxfordshire. The company says this will save 32.8-tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

BMH also says the new solar panels will substantially reduce its outgoings on energy as its electricity costs are now pegged at 3.48p per kWh. That compares to current commercial rates of 25p per kWh.

The system uses 432 solar panels and they were installed in seven days by Centreco Ltd.

BMH’s Managing Director Graham Payne said: ‘With energy prices escalating at an alarming rate, our switch to solar power has proved very timely, and it feels good to know that in one fell swoop we’ve both slashed our manufacturing costs and significantly reduced our carbon footprint. It’s a win-win situation.’

The company’s next project is replacing the factory’s traditional lighting system with an LED one, which will not only improve the level of illumination within the building and further reduce energy costs.

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