Belzona Installs 762 Solar Panels at Harrogate Headquarters 

Belzona has taken great strides towards a more sustainable future by installing 762 solar panels across the roofs of both of its buildings on Claro Road, Harrogate. 

Belzona has installed 762 solar panels on Claro Road, Harrogate 

These panels, covering a total of 1486m² will generate over 300,000 kWh of electricity per year. To provide perspective, Ofgem estimates that the average UK home uses 2,700 kWh of electricity annually, so this is enough to power 111 UK homes for a year. The panels have been installed in line with Belzona’s business plan commitment to be recognised as an environmental champion. 

Belzona used locally based contractor R&B Mechanical & Electrical Ltd to install the panels which have been fully operational since Monday 25th March, just in time to take advantage of the longer days. 

Helen Parris

We have been working for many years to reduce our environmental impact, and whilst we still have a way to go on our journey to net zero, the investment in these solar panels represents an exciting step forward. 

Helen Parris

QSHE Manager & Head of Belzona’s Environmental Committee

The carbon cost was also assessed, taking into account the Energy Payback Time (EPBT) for solar panels. It is estimated that after just a couple of years, they will have produced enough energy to offset the energy invested in their entire lifecycle. The panels are designed to retain their efficiency over their 20-year initial life expectancy, meaning they will generate at least 6 million kWh of power and it is hoped they will go on converting solar power into useable electricity for a long time after that. 

This investment shows Belzona’s commitment to its site and environmental goals, effectively reducing the Company’s carbon footprint. Last year, Belzona also renewed its contract with its renewable electricity provider, ensuring that the remaining energy needs of the site are met from sustainable sources. As a result, the entirety of Belzona’s electricity consumption now comes from renewable energy, either self-supplied through its new solar panels or obtained from a renewable energy provider.  

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