Esse Engineering has announced the completion of the installation of Solar PV modules at the Esse factory and showroom at Ouzledale, Long Ing, Barnoldswick. The installation of 1,200 panels can produce 250 kW of electricity adding up to over 2million kW within its lifetime.
Meeting MEES requirements, introduced by the Government to improve energy efficiency and meet the UKs targets for decarbonisation, the solar PV system will allow Esse to reduce its carbon footprint by producing clean energy and become less reliant on fossil fuel supply.
The solar panel installation will be used in the production of Esse’s electric range cookers and wood burning stoves which are sold globally.
“We’ve been growing significantly since the pandemic,” said production director, Peter Ashby. “This prompted investment in additional machinery powered by a sustainable energy solution. It will help to provide more capacity and is key to ensuring that production processes remain efficient without compromising on quality.”
Pictured: Cressida Turton, Zenergy contracts manager; Robert Ashby, Esse finance director; Peter Ashby, Esse production director; Doniver Purse Zenergy project manager.