Grimsby Enterprise Village teamed up with their business support organisation (E Factor) to invest in the installation of a 36.75kWp solar PV system on to the roofs of the Enterprise Village’s units, located on Prince Albert Gardens in Grimsby. The solar PV installation delivered by Genfit, now means the businesses operating from the site are consuming the renewable energy generated on the roof, rather than drawing power from the Grid.
Natalie Cresswell, Property & Operations Manager at E-Factor, said: “We’re always looking at ways to enhance our tenancies and with forecasted increases in electricity prices, we knew we wanted to make further investments into sustainable, renewable energies. We’re committed to making the whole site more environmentally friendly, and this new installation will enable us to help protect our tenants against some of those increases in energy prices, as well as reducing their carbon footprint.”
98 solar PV panels were installed across the whole building, estimated to generate 30.79MWh per annum. The energy generated will provide some of the electricity for each individual unit and will reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 8.65 tonnes per annum. Surplus power will be fed back into the National Grid.
Laser Red, an award-winning digital agency, have been tenants of The Enterprise Village since 2015. Managing Director, Liam O’Leary said: “We have an ever-expanding team who are all using different forms of technology from our office, whether they’re online or using video and photography equipment in our new media studio, so it’s great to know that E-Factor are taking action now to help reduce electricity costs for the future, and doing their part for the environment too.