September 2017 saw a record-breaking month for the Roof Tops Team. As the month wore on records started to tumble as the installation teams were working flat our spurred on by the decent weather.
The result was a record number of projects fully installed and a record number of kW’s switched on. Projects were completed across all market sectors; Schools, Academies, Factories and Business premises. A major factor was the need to get School and Academy projects installed and switched on before the start of the new academic year.
CEO Arthur Bell commented, “ This was a tremendous effort by the whole team and is the result of many months hard work and endeavour”. Arthur added “We now have a very healthy pipeline of projects and I fully expect to announce another record month before too long”.
Work started today on Green Energy International’s latest solar PV project at Bowland High School, Clitheroe. The 360-panel installation will be completed in time for the new academic year and is expected to save the school up to £20,000 a year.
Arthur Bell, Chief Executive Officer of Green Energy International commented: ““These solar arrays are fantastic for educational establishments, but also brilliant for ordinary businesses. The sustainability message is integral. We must all be part of ensuring future generations can meet their own needs and disseminating this via schools and academies is fantastic”.
Stockport Rugby Club have announced a new partnership that will see Solar Energy company Green Energy International become the club’s first team sponsor for the coming season. The agreement was announced by Mike Drew Chairman of Rugby today accompanied Green Energy International’s CEO Arthur Bell. The deal see the Green Energy International logo adorn club’s jersey, starting at the pre-season friendly against Crewe and Nantwich next weekend.
Announcing the deal, Mike Drew said: “Green Energy International have helped many local Businesses and Schools, to substantially reduce their electricity bills and carbon footprint by supplying and installing their solar PV system”. “We are very much looking forward to working with Green Energy International through this partnership to create new experiences and opportunities for the club.”
Arthur Bell added: “As both a player and Vice President of Stockport Rugby Club I am delighted to continue an association with a rugby club I have been proud to be involved with since 1980”
Today Green Energy International’s Directors held a strategic review meeting with The Scottish Government. In January 2017 the Scottish Government published a consultation document entitled ‘The Future of Energy in Scotland’ with the Ministerial forward by Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy. It sets out a proposed energy strategy to 2050 including 50% of energy requirements from renewables and an almost complete decarbonisation of the energy system – in line with domestic and international climate change targets.
During the meeting Paul Wheelhouse and his colleague Christine McKay stressed the Scottish Governments desire to become less reliant on fossil fuels. With a large presence of wind energy, Scotland are looking to introduce Solar PV to complement this. Whilst they would like to offer a subsidy to bolster the interest in Scotland their hands are tied by central Government. What has been offered is support for our solar PV applications.
Green Energy International’s CEO Arthur Bell commented that “We were delighted with the outcome of our meeting and look forward to progressing our first two sites in Scotland”.
A record amount of solar power was generated on Friday as Britain basked in sunshine and temperatures of up to 28C, the National Grid has said.
It said 8.7 gigawatts (GW) had been generated at lunchtime, representing 24.3% of total generation across the UK. The level tops the previous record of 8.48GW set on 10 May. In April, Britain went a full day without using coal to generate electricity for the first time since the 1880s.
Duncan Burt, head of control room operations at National Grid, called it the “beginning of a new era”. “We now have significant volumes of renewable energy on the system,” he said. “We also have the tools available to ensure we can balance supply and demand.”
Alongside the contribution from solar, 23% of power came from nuclear sources, 30% from natural gas and just 1.4% from coal. Wind, hydro power and biomass were also used. The government hopes to close all coal-fired power plants by 2025 and coal accounted for just 9% of electricity generation in 2016 – down from 23% the year before.
A milestone day for Green Energy International as the company’s first paid for system goes live. Lower Dale farm is a traditional Livery and Equestrian centre so electricity usage is high as the centre operates seven days a week.
The 30kW system will pay back in less than seven years giving the owner a great return on their initial investment. Arthur Bell, Managing Director of Green Energy International commented, “I am delighted with this project as it marks the start of a great new chapter in the Company’s development”.