The 20kWp system was put in place in June 2012 and will provide around 6% of electricity consumption and save 7.242 CO² tonnes per year.
A display monitor is installed in CCL’s reception area to highlight the effectiveness and benefit of the solar panels to staff and visitors.
Paul Walker, Production Manager at the Company, said: “Solar is a vital source of future energy supplies because not only is it clean, it’s remarkably abundant. We will save between 15% and 20% on our energy consumption, with a payback period of seven years based on current electricity costs.”
Other measures taken to improve CCL’s energy consumption include the installation of low voltage lights and a voltage regulator, both of which were installed in January 2012 and have reduced usage by 30-40kVA. Since 2006, the Company’s total electricity consumption has decreased by 40%.