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Motorhome dealer Travelworld goes solar powered

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Reducing your carbon footprint

The dealership based in Telford, Shropshire, has successfully installed over 200 panels in a solar energy project aimed at reducing emissions and its carbon output. Travelworld Motorhomes began work on the 50-kilowatt renewable energy programme in May this year. Following permission from local supplier, Western Power, the motorhome company decided to use the large roof space to attach a solar panel rack to the roof structure. Company Accountant, Kevin Hartley, who has been involved with the project, said that the size of the workshop and showroom meant a lot of heat and light energy was consumed and that, as an organisation, they knew they had to take action to reduce this environmental impact. He said: "During the last year, we have embarked on a phased project to reduce both reliance on energy supplies and greenhouse emissions to the atmosphere.

Kevin said, “This project has seen us install a 50kw Solar PV system which equates to 200 panels. We are already seeing the benefit of this with a 30% reduction in our external supplied electricity over the last six months.

As well as the solar panel project, the company is currently installing a biomass boiler system which, once it becomes operational, will result in green house emissions being cut by approximately 97 tonnes per annum.

Managing Director of Travelworld, Ross Edwards, said: "Installing the solar panels has been a new and exciting project for Travelworld, made even more so with the positive results we have already seen. We predict that the effects of our biomass project are going to be just as encouraging."

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