Stuart Wilson, Walker Filtration's Safety and Facilities Officer, was responsible for overseeing the solar installation
Stuart Wilson, Walker Filtration's Safety and Facilities Officer, was responsible for overseeing the solar installation
Walker Filtration Ltd.

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Soaking up the sun for a sustainable future: solar panels for Walker Filtration

With 18% of UK net carbon emissions in 2019 coming from UK businesses, the installation of 1570 solar panels at Walker Filtration’s headquarters in Washington, UK, begins the first phase of their programme to reduce their carbon footprint and environmental impact.

Installed in March 2021 by Engenera, the solar installation covers both east facing gables of their headquarters. At the time of installation, it was estimated Walker Filtration would reduce their electricity usage by a massive 40%. Four months later, they are well on track to achieve this, with sunny days in the peak of summer showing between 60-70% reduction in electricity imported from the grid.

Since their energy dashboard went live in May, Walker Filtration have generated 221,692KwH of solar energy, totalling £23,321 in energy savings year to date.

Data shows on the 16th July alone, they generated 2392.27kWh and only consumed 68% of that. Meaning they were able to give 766kWh (32% of what we generated) back to the grid.

With a continued sense of pride their North East heritage and local communities, Walker Filtration is passionate about positively contributing to society and ensuring a more sustainable future for people and the environment. Following the success of the solar installation, they are also looking to implement a similar project at their US office to maximise the reduction of their carbon footprint as a Group.

Steve Bittle, Walker Filtration Group General Manager commented, *“Considering energy usage from our operations and how we can reduce our impact on the environment is an important aspect of our strategic plan.

Our dedication to energy efficient products and processes is a driving force behind the ambitious sustainability goals we have for our business. This is just the start of Walker Filtration’s investment in a sustainable future.“

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Walker Filtration Ltd. .

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