Friday, 14 November 2014

CFH Docmail Installs Massive Solar Panel Array

Managing Director Dave Broadway inspects the new Solar array.

CFH Docmail Ltd has completed the installation of a Solar PV System at its Radstock site that at peak generation will provide over 60% of the company’s electrical energy requirement.

The system which is made up of 1,000, 250-watt Solar Photovoltaic panels has been installed on the two roofs of the main areas of business operation.

The company has invested £250,000 in the renewable technology solution, with pay back anticipated in five years.

The energy generated by the Solar PV system will result in a reduction of 206 tonnes of CO2 emissions in the first year,  and will also be used to charge the electric vehicles that supply the company’s Velopost with mail for delivery in Bristol and Bath.

Managing Director of CFH Docmail, Dave Broadway said:

 “The Solar PV system complements and enhances an ongoing project that has been running since 2010 that has targeted and reduced our energy consumption by 20%. We have used a combination of efficiency improvement processes and investment in low energy consumption technology including: LED lighting; heat optimisation controls and heat recovery systems.”

The installation was project managed and completed by local specialist Solar Systems of Ilminster, Somerset between August and October 2014.

CFH Docmail has been awarded throughout 2014 for their groundbreaking initiatives to achieve a reduction of various environmental impacts whilst expanding the business. These include: a reduction in electricity consumption of 30% and an equivalent reduction in gas use.

CFH Docmail are the proud recipients of a Green Apple Award; Business In The Community, Responsible Business Award; Made In The South West Award; Bath Business, Environmental Business Of The Year; and a Bristol Post Award.