AFTER decades in the motor industry and as a recognised trials bike expert a Buxton businessman has finally gone green with a cash-saving solar array on the roof of his premises. Now John Shirt, as owner and founder of Gas Gas Motos Ltd, at Harper Hill Business Park, has significantly reduced his company’s carbon footprint by cashing in on the free-fit solar system from GE-I.
John said ‘Thanks to GE-I we have had a completely free-fit array of 208 solar panels and they will put a lot of electricity into the National Grid, but they’ll also save our business a fortune in electricity bills. Before I signed up for the 50 kilowatt array I was paying 11.44 pence per kilowatt hour – savings over 25 years will be £244.476. They say the pay back is what you need to look at with renewable energy, but there was no financial outlay on this so it’s a no-brainier that we save money from day one.’
Arthur Bell said: ‘It’s a win, win for businesses – we can ensure they fix their electricity bill and the free fit systems can save them a fortune over the lifetime of the deal. On top of all that it’s helping to save the planet by reducing the carbon footprint of the businesses involved. The Government is looking to almost double the cost of Carbon Credits to businesses from 2020, this means that the wise companies are making their own investment into renewable energy right now.’