Marina: Falmouth InsideFalmouth Marina will reduce its carbon footprint by an estimated 4 tonnes each year with the installation of a brand new 9.66kWp photovoltaic solar system that has been fixed to the roof of the main marina building.
Technicians from Green Power Projects Ltd installed the panels on the roof at the end of last May and within minutes the system began to supply 'green' electricity to the marina.
Green Power Projects provides bespoke installations for both commercial and domestic use. This company ensures that the right panels are fitted to achieve the best value for money installation and the best return on investment.
It is estimated that the 42 new 230 watt 'monocrystalline' panels will generate 9160 kilowatt hours of electricity each year. The solar system works by capturing the sun's energy using photovoltaic cells which convert the sunlight into electricity for use on the marina and because the panels do not need direct sunlight, they can still generate some electricity even on a cloudy winter's day.
Manager, Mark Evans said, 'Falmouth Marina will be significantly more energy
efficient through harnessing solar power. We are becoming increasingly aware of
operating in a much more sustainable way and the installation of these solar
panels will improve our day-to-day efficiencies.'
Premier's Environmental, Health and Safety Manager, Andrew Collumbell added, 'There is both an economic and moral imperative for Premier Marinas to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. The project will reduce the amount of electricity Falmouth Marina draws from the grid and will contribute to the reduction in the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere by an estimated 4 tonnes each year.'
Falmouth Marina is not the first of Premier's marinas to install a solar system. Southsea Marina installed a new solar system only last month. Sovereign Harbour in Eastbourne will be following Falmouth and Southsea with a new solar system installation in the next few weeks.
For more information about Green Power Projects visit www.greenpowerprojects.co.uk.