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ICP Networks

Sector: Commercial
Project: Energy Management
Location: Cheshire
Energy Output: 40,680kWh per year
Carbon Saving: 22 tonnes CO2 per year

“Our solar panels generated over 17MWh in the first four months saving 8.5 tonnes of carbon – just one of the ways we deliver Green IT to our clients.”

Matt Archer, Managing Director, ICP

The Project

Cheshire based ICP Networks, international suppliers of IT products and network solutions were keen to introduce green technology to their new commercial HQ building in Poynton and become one of the greenest IT businesses in the country.

“As we moved into our new building, our aim was to make it as efficient as possible. We asked TGE Group to give us a report on our energy use and options to improve efficiency and generate green energy. This report gave us a great starting point for improvement,” said Managing Director, Matt Archer.

The Solution

Following a site inspection and energy audit, a number of measures were identified to improve efficiency and reduce operating costs including lighting and the installation of solar PV. ICP instructed us to design and install a 50kWp solar PV system for the commercial warehouse roof, including the application for District Network Operator (DNO) approval. The design was made around existing roof lights with on site precautions, due to the asbestos roof, including professional asbestos testing and drilling and full netting during installation.

Other changes made by ICP following our report included the upgrading of lighting, with a saving of 90% on the energy needed to power the previous lights by updating to modern sensored fixtures.

“ICP Networks are setting the standard for modern businesses in the region by combining energy efficiency and renewable energy to become the North West’s greenest IT company. With modern lighting powered by solar PV, ICP Networks has ensured a high quality work environment for employees, green credentials for clients and a more efficient building with lower bills for the future,” said Rupert Higgin, Managing Director, TGE Group.

Energy Savings

The 50kWp installation will generate 40,680kWh a year, it is estimated that 50% will be used on site and the remainder exported to the national grid, bringing additional revenue through the export tariff and a financial return of over 13% a year. The system will save 22 tonnes of CO2 a year, equivalent to 76,127 air miles.

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