Yorkshire’s firms continue to capitalise on the benefits of renewable energy

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Businesses across the region are continuing to capitalise on renewable energy trends from both sides of the supply chain.

Leeds-based low-carbon technology firm G&H Sustainability has been appointed by commercial rental company Towndoor to deliver a solar scheme in its properties.

The contract will see solar panels installed at Huddersfield’s Bent Ley Industrial Estate, in premises currently occupied by Harold Fisher Plastics, Equitrek and Bewleys Coffee.

It is expected to save at least £25,685 annually in fuel bills over the next 20 years.

A reduction in the climate change levy for the buildings means the total saving is expected to be more than £760,000.

G&H Sustainability will manage the whole process, from planning permission to installation and ongoing maintenance.

National sales manager Martin Greenwood said: “Towndoor wants to reduce the carbon footprint at its buildings and lower electricity costs for its business tenants so solar PV is the ideal solution.”

Towndoor managing director Dan Bamworth said: “Fuel bills can be one of the biggest outgoings for many businesses so producing free, sustainable electricity will make a big difference.”

The company is now considering other renewable technology offered by G&H Sustainability, he added.

Later this month, an exhibition in Stocksbridge will consider how renewable energy could be used in the South Yorkshire valley.

Stocksbridge Energy Future aims to assess how renewable energy is currently used and what opportunities are available to use local resources to generate renewable power.

The event, organised by The Stocksbridge Energy Group, will run from September 22 to 27.