Broadcast hire company Presteigne Broadcast has completed the first phase of what it describes as a major renewable energy and sustainability project.
The company has installed commercial solar panels on the roof of its warehouse and office premises in Crawley, West Sussex. The panels will generate an estimated 44KW of solar energy, which will supply and run around 90 per cent of facilities in the warehouse as well as charging Presteigne’s electric car and van fleet.
The second stage of the project in early 2024 will add a further 44KW, in order to supply green energy to customers, partner organisations and/or the national grid, said the company.
Speaking about the project, Presteigne’s CEO, George Dickson, said: “This is a move which clearly demonstrates not just a verbal commitment to a Net Zero roadmap, but a genuine, major step forward in reality for the organisation in terms of energy sustainability. When it comes to green energy and sustainability, we’re putting our money where our mouth is.”
Other sustainability initiatives implemented by the company include Presteigne Thermal Mugs replacing single use coffee cups, as well as all heating systems reprogrammed for maximum energy efficiency and servers have been moved offsite to avoid the need for aircon.