Seymac soaks up the sun

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A tourism information company is harnessing the power of the sun to drive its leaflet distribution business forward in Cornwall.

Seymac Distribution Services has enhanced its green credentials by having 120 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels fitted free of charge through Renewable Energy Investments (REI).

The business will purchase zero carbon electricity from renewable energy investor and developer REI at a heavily discounted rate under its Solar Power Purchase Scheme. It will then take ownership of the system entirely in 20 years.

Seymac MD Tina Seymour with Graham Kidson from REI
Seymac MD Tina Seymour with Graham Kidson from REI

REI’s regional office in Cornwall arranged for the 30-kilowatt peak (kWp) system to be installed on the roof of the company’s 12,000sq ft warehouse on the Treleigh Industrial Estate in Redruth.

It will generate 29,000 kWh of clean green energy per annum – half of the business’s annual 58,000 kWh usage.

An estimated 8,954 kg of carbon (CO2e) will be saved from entering the atmosphere every year as well as up to £58k from Seymac’s electricity bills over the next 20 years.

MD, Tina Seymour, said: “As a leading company in the tourism and distribution industry, we are very aware of how important it is to care for the environment in this great county of Cornwall.

“We are determined to make every effort we can to minimise our carbon footprint and have introduced a series of measures under our Going Green initiative, including reducing waste and increasing the amount we recycle.”