As a major local manufacturing company, CoolKit has always showed an interest in the community, actively supporting their CSR commitments. With the recent growth of the company and the expansion to a second premises in 2018, it was now the right time to also focus on their environmental impact.
Andrew Wearing, Operations Director at CoolKit explains: “Our ISO 14001 accreditation demonstrates our commitment to CoolKit’s environmental management standards. Having received an 100% pass rate in 2018, it was time to look at what else we could do to maintain the high standards achieved to date.”
“Having spent time and resources controlling our waste segregation and minimisation, pollution prevention and reduction in resources used within our manufacturing operations, it made sense to turn our attention to other possibilities, such as solar panels to create a source of renewable energy.”
Low Carbon Energy, a leading multi-service renewable energy company, attended the manufacturing headquarters in Burnley earlier this year and installed 240 solar panels covering a total of 396m2 of roof area.
Ged Ennis, Director at Low Carbon Energy, explains: “The installation work carried out took only one working week and we performed a full turn key operation.”
“The solar panels will generate around 58,500 kWh of renewable energy per year, saving over 30 tonnes of carbon and £5,000 over the twelve months period. With a payback of less than 5 years and 25 years guarantee on the panels, it made total sense for CoolKit to add this source of renewable energy to their operation.”
Andrew adds: “It has been an absolute pleasure to carry out this project with a local company and fellow Burnley Bondholder. The service and installation quality received from Low Carbon Energy has been second to none.”