Solar Panels Light Up Fairmile Building
Herbert Woods Goes Green: Solar Panels Light Up Fairmile Building
At Herbert Woods, we’re more than just a boating company; we’re visionaries committed to a sustainable future. Today, we’re thrilled to announce the addition of solar panels to the Fairmile building, marking a significant leap towards our goal of ecological stewardship.
Drawing power directly from the sun, these panels are set to generate a considerable chunk of our site’s daily energy needs. But, why solar, you ask?
The Bright Benefits of Solar Energy:
Reduced Electricity Bills: One of the most tangible benefits of solar energy is cost-saving. With sunlight as a free resource, once the panels are installed, the recurring cost of electricity drops significantly.
A Greener Footprint: Solar electricity is a champion for the environment. Every solar PV system, on average, can save around one tonne of carbon each year depending on the location in the UK. This makes a substantial dent in our carbon footprint.
Energy Independence: Harnessing solar energy means generating your own electricity. With the ever-fluctuating energy prices, producing our own power provides a degree of independence and stability.
Eco-Friendly Energy Generation: Solar panels, also known as photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun’s energy, converting it directly into electricity. These panels are efficient even on cloudy days, ensuring consistent energy generation.
Planning and Installation: In the UK, solar PV installations are typically seen as ‘permitted developments’. This often means that there’s no need for planning permissions. However, as always, it’s crucial to check with local planning offices for guidance, especially if your building holds a special status like being listed1.
Support and Guidance: For those contemplating the solar route, tools like the solar energy calculator can offer insights into potential benefits and savings from installing a solar PV system1.
HerbertWoods has always been a beacon of innovation in the boating world. This shift to solar energy not only reaffirms our commitment to eco-friendly practices but also sets a precedent for others in the industry to follow. Together, let’s sail towards a brighter, greener future.