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Gloucestershire schools and businesses are reducing their carbon footprint and saving money by adopting solar energy - could your business do the same?

In May 2019, Gloucestershire County Council committed to carbon neutrality across its estate by 2030 with renewable energy at the heart of their plan.

With sustainability and pressure to reduce overhead costs top of the agenda in Gloucestershire and beyond, it's no surprise that schools and businesses are adopting solar energy and energy efficient technologies such as low energy lighting to reduce their impact on climate change and their energy costs.

In South Gloucestershire, three Primary Schools; Baileys Court, St. Michaels C of E and Abbotswood have all benefitted from a solar energy and low energy LED lighting installations by Cardiff-based Ineco Energy over the past 12 months.

Angus Rose, director and co-founder at Ineco Energy said: "By harnessing the power of the sun and reducing their overall energy usage, the schools will reduce their annual carbon footprint by 45 tonnes and save over £18,000 in their first year, with school lifetime savings estimated at £800,000.

"We helped the schools to access Government funding, so they didn't have to make any capital contributions for their projects.

"A positive change was observed for the entire school community with improved learning environments through the new lighting and teachers able to use the solar panels as a visual learning aid and sustainability being a core focus for all moving forwards."

Public sector schools and organisations are eligible to apply for government backed funding to access renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies at no cost. 

Businesses can also take advantage of many options for funded solutions to reduce their ongoing energy spend and carbon emissions, including grants in many areas.

An example of this is Thorlux Lighting, whom recently adopted solar power from Ineco Energy at their manufacturing facility in neighbouring Worcestershire. The project is saving them in excess of £1 million and has reduced their annual carbon footprint by 57 tonnes.

With payback times of under five years adding to ongoing financial and environmental benefits that will last decades, it's never made more sense to switch to solar.

For further information on making the switch to solar and saving thousands from your energy bills, please contact Ineco Energy on info@inecoenergy.com or via www.inecoenergy.com

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