Avalon Plastics Invests in 75,000 Square Feet of Solar Panels

Avalon Plastics produce injection moulded plastic parts predominantly for the IT services industry, as well as office supplies. The Avalon factory in Somerset was using around 4 million kilowatt hours (equivalent to 400 houses) yearly, prompting Avalon to look at how to reduce their energy consumption and environmental impact.

Originally established in the 1940s, Glastonbury-based Avalon Plastics has grown to become a leading trade injection moulding company in the South West of England, employing over 130 people at its Somerset site.

As part of the company’s continuous improvement, Avalon was looking at ways to increase its efficiency and reduce its energy usage. After doing their research and shortlisting a number of suppliers, Avalon selected GB NRG to complete the project of covering their full 75,000-square-foot factory roof with solar panels.

It is estimated that the overall environmental impact of the business has been reduced by ~20% following the installation, minimising the amount of power the factory requires from the grid. As well as cost savings, the installation has greatly reduced the carbon footprint of the business, which now operates on a large proportion of renewable solar energy.

Watch the video below to hear Avalon’s Non-Executive Chairman Keith Butler explaining the benefits and motivation to invest in Avalon’s Solar Power Generation.

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