THE roof of an internet firm’s headquarters is saving the company more than 21,000kg of carbon dioxide a year.
Worth £90,000, the installation was provided free to MoneySupermarket.com in Ewloe as part of a Solar Power Purchase Agreement (SPPA) with iGen Energy Ltd, a company providing renewable energy solutions to businesses and house builders throughout the UK.
And the roof is also producing green electricity at a rate of 41,183kWh per year for the price comparison company, based at St David’s Park.
The system consists of 208 different 235W panels. It is expected to generate about 41,183 kWh per year – enough to cover the electricity needs of two average two-storey three-bedroom houses.
Alan Cairns, HR director at MoneySupermarket, said: “We wanted to show our environmental credentials in a way that underlines our commitment to reducing the amount of CO2 we produce as a business.
“Installing solar panels on our roof has certainly done this. Combined with other ‘green’ activities, this will help us save a significant amount of CO2 in 2012 and in years to come.”
Peter Hewart, director at iGen Energy Ltd, said: “It has been a privilege to work with a great company like MoneySupermarket.
“They are known throughout the country as experts in value for money, so delivering this project – which both saves on energy bills and helps them achieve their environmental goals – is something we are very proud of.”