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Liverpool's oldest manufacturing business modernises its energy consumption

RS Clare, Liverpool’s oldest manufacturing business, has appointed a renewable specialist to design and install renewable technologies at its head office in Stanhope Street.

The new systems aim to provide renewable heat and energy to help the company slash its energy costs.

The first phase of the programme saw renewable specialist TGE Group conduct an initial energy and site survey, from which it was able to make recommendations on renewable technologies that would best suit the buildings and their energy uses.

The second phase involved TGE Group installing a 60kW ground-source heat pump, using 800m bore holes, to provide 132,000kWh of heating and 72,000kWh of cooling to the warehouse and new-build offices.

A 19.50kWp solar power system was also installed on one of the warehouse roofs, which includes wireless monitoring.

It is expected to save more than nine tonnes of CO2 a year, with a return on investment of more than 10.3%.

TGE Group commercial director Stephen Davies said: “This is a great example of how renewables can be tailored to suit a business’s needs and how they can easily sit alongside established operations.

“The programme at RS Clare has not only achieved CO2 savings, but also brought energy savings and a new income stream for the business.”

RS Clare was founded in 1748.

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