Econ Engineering invests in green technology

Andrew Hudson and Colin Trewhitt with one of the panels.

Andrew Hudson and Colin Trewhitt with one of the panels.

First published in Business news

A MAJOR manufacturing company in North Yorkshire is expecting to make savings on its energy bills after a £220,000 investment in green technology.

Econ Engineering, which makes and supplies gritting and snow plough vehicles, has installed 800 solar photovoltaic panels on the roof of its Ripon factory.

The move is expected to lower the firm’s electricity consumption by about 15 per cent per year.

Fabrication manager Colin Trewhitt said: “As a manufacturing business we have unavoidably high levels of power consumption and the investment in solar panels will pay for itself in only a few years. We pride ourselves on our pioneering approach to technology.”

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11:11am Tue 12 Aug 14

smudge2 says...

Everybody has to be seen to be going green to raise their company profile so they can deal with lucrative council contracts...How long will it take to get there money back on these panels, what is the lifespan of these units,and how much power and pollution has gone into the manufacturing of them ??
Everybody has to be seen to be going green to raise their company profile so they can deal with lucrative council contracts...How long will it take to get there money back on these panels, what is the lifespan of these units,and how much power and pollution has gone into the manufacturing of them ?? smudge2
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