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Stewart Golf adds solar energy to its green credentials

PUBLISHED: 12:38 29 May 2019

Stewart Golf's solar panels

Stewart Golf's solar panels

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Stewart Golf's new £1million, 10,000sq ft facility in Gloucester flicked the switch on a £40,000 solar energy installation

British golf trolley manufacturer Stewart Golf has now added solar energy to its green credentials and flicked the switch on a £40,000 installation to make it more than self-sufficient in electricity.

The company bought a new £1million, 10,000sq ft facility in Gloucester in 2017 after 13 years at its original location. It moved its recycling and waste disposal contract because the new supplier offered a waste-to-energy service that guaranteed "zero to landfill" and then started looking at how it could make its energy consumption greener too.

The answer was 178 photovoltaic (PV) panels fitted to the roof of the factory by MyPower, another Gloucestershire company. The system delivers 46,000kWh of electricity a year, which means 15 tons of carbon emissions are being saved.

Excess power produced by the panels is fed back into the power grid.

Mark Stewart, Stewart Golf CEO, said: "We'll be generating clean electricity for many years to come."

To find out more about Stewart Golf, visit stewartgolf.co.uk.

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