NSG Group and Lightsource BP officially opened the new 2.29MWp solar installation on July 4, 2019. The project, which is fully funded by Lightsource BP, is hard-wired into the private electricity network of NSG Group’s European Technical Centre in Lathom, UK. It is anticipated to provide around 30% of the site’s annual electricity demand and reduce carbon emissions by 848 tons per year.

The installation showcases solar modules from First Solar, one of NSG Group’s largest global customers. The glass within the solar modules was manufactured by NSG Group and the research and development for the glass was conducted at the European Technical Centre itself.

“This is a fantastic investment that demonstrates our commitment to green power. The announcement is important to the company, our drive to improve our sustainability credentials, and will be crucial to meeting our carbon reduction targets,” says Mike Greenall, chief technology officer at NSG Group.

“We are committed to offering NSG Group a stable, reliable source of renewable energy, allowing them to reduce their carbon footprint as well as their energy bills,” adds Nick Boyle, CEO at Lightsource BP. “We firmly believe that the future of energy must be clean and sustainable, and we are proud to be helping businesses move towards those goals.”