New solar PV system at a local business cuts energy bills

A Bridgnorth firm has embraced the latest technology to improve its carbon footprint and safeguard the future of a historic building in the town.

Stanton Ralph & Company Chartered Accountants is based in the Old Police Station in Whitburn Street and has invested in a renewable energy system for the recently renovated building.

Working in conjunction with local energy specialists Symeco of Chorley, near Bridgnorth, a total of 36 solar panels have been fitted to the non-visible central roof areas to provide 10.3 Kilowatts of heating and electricity power for the company.

Richard Bubb, of Symeco, said: “This is a conservation area so we have been very careful to ensure that the latest technology installation is fully compliant with all regulations yet fits in perfectly with the building’s heritage, together with being totally functional and highly energy efficient.”

Stanton Ralph & Co partner, Philip Wood, added: “We took over the building in 2011 and invested heavily to restore it in a traditional and sympathetic way, so this project is taking the conservation work to the next level as the company moves forward in a positive manner to create a sustainable business.

“Besides reducing our carbon footprint and helping the environment, this is an extremely viable financial investment to provide our future heating and electricity.

“With energy costs potentially rising in the near future this makes very good economic sense as well as being extremely environmentally friendly.”

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Richard Bubb and Philip Wood with the new solar roof panels at the Old Police Station in Whitburn Street, Bridgnorth.