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Bury St Edmunds firm installs solar panels to help cut costs

GREEN INITIATIVE: Denny Bros, in Bury St Edmunds, has installed a series of photo voltaic panels

GREEN INITIATIVE: Denny Bros, in Bury St Edmunds, has installed a series of photo voltaic panels

A Bury St Edmunds business has embraced solar energy in a bid to cut costs and help the environment.

Specialist printing firm Denny Bros has installed a series of 50kw solar photo voltaic panels on the roof of its headquarters in Kempson Way.

As well as lessening greenhouse gases and emissions, the company says the panels – supplied by Kentford-based Evogreen – will considerably reduce its electricity costs and help enhance its return on investment.

Julian Colman, quality manager at Denny Bros, said: “As a company, Denny Bros is extremely environmentally aware and we constantly strive and explore new avenues to lessen our carbon footprint.

“The sun provides a tremendous resource for generating clean and sustainable electricity without toxic pollution or global warming emissions. Due to the nature of our business, our facility is sometimes running 24/7 – so our decision in going solar makes sense from all perspectives.”

The plan, eventually, is to mount a display panel in the reception area to show visitors how much energy the system is generating and the levels of carbon dioxide being saved.

Mr Colman said this latest scheme formed part of a number of initiatives, since 2009, which had reduced the firm’s overall usage by about 40 per cent.

They include replacing conventional lighting with LED lights and introducing light sensors, a gas management system and water saving measures.

 

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