The factory had 400 solar PV panels installed on the roof.

Jewson helps burger factory get the power

Published:  20 August, 2013

The Burger Manufacturing Company in Builth Wells, Mid Wales, has received an energy boost thanks to the installation of Saint-Gobain’s PowerMax Strong system, supplied by Jewson.

The system boasts a range of module efficiency of up to 12.8% and a high snow load of 551kg – ideal for locations such as Builth Wells, which can experience harsh weather conditions.

Rob South from Sustainable Building and Energy installed the system. He said: “We installed the PowerMax Strong system in 10 days and within one week of it being switched on, the system had helped the company save approximately £200 of electricity, according to its electricity monitoring readings.”

Mike Evans, branch manager of Jewson Aberystwyth, which supplied the system, said: “With 400 solar PV panels being installed, we knew that we would have to plan a delivery scheme which fitted in with Rob’s schedule. We therefore delivered the required amount of PV panels each morning to site, so no materials were ever left overnight at the factory.

“All of us at the branch are pleased to have been a part of this great project. The PowerMax Strong system has great aesthetics, as well as a phenomenal yield, which has enhanced the look of the factory and given the business a source of renewable energy that will help lower its running costs.”

Mr South concluded: “I’ve been installing the PowerMax Strong system on residential properties ever since it came onto the market. However, when The Burger Manufacturing Company approached me about installing solar PV panels I thought it was a great opportunity to install the system on a commercial property.

“Despite the scale of the project, we managed to complete it on schedule. This couldn’t have been achieved without Jewson’s speedy service and customer support. The whole process of working with Jewson meant that it was an easy project to undertake – even though it was the largest installation of Powermax to date in the UK.”

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