Scots provider and timber merchandise specialist activates photo voltaic array for native enterprise

A SCOTS biomass provider and timber merchandise specialist within the Scottish Highlands has change into extra power environment friendly after putting in an enormous photo voltaic array on its roof.

The six-figure initiative implies that biomass provider GMG Power can now transfer away from costly and polluting diesel turbines for its energy-intensive actions.

GMG Power Malcolm Morrison. (C) Blueprint Media

It may well as an alternative depend on electrical energy created from the lengthy daylight of the north-east of Scotland.

The £100,000 set up and commissioning of the brand new energy system has been supported by a £70,000 mortgage from the Power Saving Belief, repayable over 9 years.

Moreover, the £34,000 introduction of three-phase energy for GMG’s electrical motors and different heavy masses has been supported by Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

This has been supported with a 50% grant, and can permit the agency to supply surplus power to the Nationwide Grid.

Malcolm Morrison, Director of GMG Power, stated: “The group at GMG could be very acutely aware that it operates in a pristine and delightful a part of the Highlands and everyone seems to be happy to have the ability to make a tangible contribution in the direction of retaining it that approach.

“Now that the photo voltaic array – which consists of greater than 100 panels which cowl the roof of our manufacturing shed – is up and working, we will in the reduction of dramatically on fossil gas consumption and our intention is that photo voltaic will, within the close to future, be liable for 100% of our power wants.

“I want to specific my admiration for the environment friendly, understanding {and professional} approach that Highlands and Islands Enterprise handled our utility for assist and in addition for the beneficiant phrases that the Power Saving Belief provided to permit us to proceed with this main native initiative.”

GMG Power, originated on a farm within the Strath of Halladale in Sutherland and processes within the area of two,000 tonnes of timber a yr.

It’s on track for turnover of £2 million which it intends to take care of regardless of the results of spiralling gas, transport and labour prices.

The availability and set up of the photo voltaic array was carried out in a single day by Dumfries and Galloway-based photo voltaic specialists RJW Electrical Providers, which operates at home and business premises throughout the UK.

It additionally maintains and companies giant scale photo voltaic panel farms.

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