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Knife Manufacturer Cuts Energy and Carbon with Solar Investment

With a history stretching back over 140 years, Arkote has evolved to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of industrial machine knives.

We’ve been helping them with their business energy needs for more than 10 years, which has involved buying energy at the right time, and the installation of new energy supplies to support their business expansion.

Innovation in technology and sustainable manufacturing has always been at the forefront of the business’s activities, so switching to renewable energy solutions was a natural progression for them.

Our team undertook an initial desktop survey to assess having solar panels installed on their roof. The results included the potential costs, future potential energy and carbon savings, and the time it would take to pay back the investment.

This led to a detailed structural site survey to risk assess the roof structure, then the installation of 340 solar photovoltaic panels.

This will save Arkote 25 tonnes of carbon each year, equivalent to 3,050,189 smartphones being charged, or 64,281 miles driven by an average passenger car per year.

Peter Oxspring, MD at Arkote comments

“We’ve worked with PEP for many years and always received an excellent energy management service from them for our group of companies. They are extremely knowledgeable and efficient to deal with, and our one-stop-shop for any energy query we have.
Solar has been on the agenda before but has been too expensive in the past. On the back of the energy crisis causing inflated prices, and a genuine drive to play our part in reducing our impact on the planet, it felt like the right time to revisit it. The payback period had significantly reduced which also made the investment viable.
On the back of the success of this, we have installed a similar solar PV system at our other business in Liverpool. I would highly recommend PEP for its energy management support.”

Get in touch for your initial free energy consultation with one of our team today.

0114 327 2645


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