Providing innovative solutions to eco-friendly scuba specialists
Blackburn-based leaders in scuba diving equipment and solutions, Apeks Marine Equipment, were keen to make changes to the way they ran their business. Not only were the company looking to make savings on the rising cost of energy, they also wanted to help the environment by using a greener electrical energy solution.
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Apeks Marine Equipment already had a strong environmental ethos – and use this in their own manufacturing processes. In 2006 they adapted a variety of areas of their business to enable them to reduce energy use, minimise waste, reduce operating costs and environment risks and improve compliance with environmental legislation and regulations. The move to more sustainable and eco-friendly energy solutions was just the next step in their business journey.
Having heard about the work at Low Carbon Energy, the Apeks Marine Equipment team approached us with a number of requirements. By working closely with the company and further identifying their needs, Low Carbon Energy were able to put together a portfolio of solar energy solutions, specifically tailored to Apeks Marine Equipment.
With the requirement for a ground mounted solution, Low Carbon Energy got stuck into planning the practicalities. Our experts had to consider aspects such as the framework, optimal pitch and orientation as well as the foundations. It was important that the solar panels tracked the path of the sun throughout the course of the day and across the seasons to ensure maximum benefit from the solar power system.