£150,000 solar investment powers Staffordshire company’s green credentials

A manufacturing outsourcing specialist has boosted its green credentials after investing more than £150,000 into a new energy solution.

PP Control & Automation, which works with 20 of the world’s largest machinery builders, has completed the installation of 450 sq metres of solar panels on the roof of its facility in Cheslyn Hay.

This should provide enough power to reduce the factories electricity consumption by 40% and will save more than 35 tonnes of CO2 every year.

“We are continually looking at ways we can save energy, whilst also being kinder to the environment,” commented Ian Knight, COO at PP Control & Automation.

“The solar panel installation was an easy decision to make as we can nearly halve our energy bill in one go. Working with our supplier, we’ve installed 108 photovoltaic panels and this investment will pay for itself within four years.”

He continued: “There’s a longer-term ambition to head towards carbon neutrality and losing 35 tonnes of CO2 per year is a pretty good start to this commitment.”