Metek turns to solar power at manufacturing plant

Grant Prior 1 year ago Metek
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Light Steel Frame (LSF) construction specialist Metek has invested in a major solar installation at its manufacturing facility for Advanced Cold Formed Sections Ltd (ACFS), in Wolverhampton.

The move, which is part of the company’s wide-ranging carbon reduction strategy, will see the new solar panels deliver up to 82% of the energy needed to power the production hub.

Works consisted of the installation of 535 solar modules across the factory site. The installation was completed in four weeks with no disruption to company operations.

Metek’s Managing Director Oliver Rogan said: “Moving to an alternative energy source was an easy decision for us here at Metek. Not only are we committed to ‘doing’ rather than ‘talking’ when it comes to our sustainability goals, we want to create a better infrastructure for the future throughout all our operations.

“Light steel frame construction is intrinsically more sustainable than other methods and so it is critical that this is reflected across the board for us.

“Our lightweight Metek system already allows for hugely reduced foundation loads and our production method, which involves rolling components to lengths, means we produce minimal manufacturing waste.

“With net zero at the forefront of construction right now, we are proud to be playing our part actively by embracing renewable energy technologies and continuing our journey from good to great.”

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