Green Shield completes solar installation at AMRC

By Tim Aldred

19 Jul 2023

Green Shield AMRC Solar Panels

Ribchester-based Green Shield Group has completed solar installation at the AMRC North West hub in Samlesbury.

Three variations of solar technology has been installed, including traditional roof mounted solar, south-facing wall-mounted solar and two state-of-the-art Smartflower solar flowers installed alongside Green Mole, each connected to the main office building providing 44,000 kWh of free green energy annually and reducing AMRC’s carbon footprint by over 11,000 tons of CO2. 

Chris Ridehalgh, Green Shield Group said: “We are proud to be working with AMRC North West to deliver a sustainable solution that has not only saved the business money, it has also drastically cut CO2 emissions.

"It has been great to work alongside an innovative local research facility and its team, understanding their requirements and delivering a solar solution.”

The installation is part of AMRC North West’s low carbon smart factory demonstrator, working to help manufacturers decarbonise its operations. 

James Valentine, technical engagement manager, smart building at AMRC North West, said: “As a Low Carbon Smart Building Demonstrator, the adoption of renewable energies was a priority. 

“The ability to source our installation locally through Green Shield allowed us to impact the local economy and business, as well as our carbon footprint as a demonstrator. The energy generated from the solar installation works in tandem with our recycled EV battery energy storage and allows the building to operate more sustainably.”

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