In a significant move towards climate protection, system scaffolding giants PERI UK has installed Photovoltaic (PV) cells at its three logistics depots across the United Kingdom.
The initiative is a part of PERI’s comprehensive climate protection strategy, which aims to reduce emissions in the long term, minimise climate-related risks, and avoid environmental damage.
The solar panel project was initiated at their Glasgow site, followed by its headquarters in Rugby, and finally at the flagship depot in Brentwood.
The use of solar energy ensures that toxic chemicals are not released into the atmosphere, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This initiative aligns PERI with its commitment to becoming a greener and more environmentally responsible company.
Since the Glasgow site’s solar project went live in early June, an average of 88% of the energy used on site has been sourced from the PV system, says PERI UK.
This has resulted in the production of 34,000 kWh of renewable energy, equivalent to the average annual energy consumption of 11 households, and a reduction in CO2 emissions equivalent to planting 400 trees.
PERI UK’s Rugby site, which went live towards the end of June, has seen an average of 80% of its energy sourced from the PV system. This has generated 39,000 kWh of renewable energy, equivalent to the energy consumption of 13 households annually, and a reduction in CO2 emissions equivalent to planting 460 trees.
Although the Brentwood site solar project was only recently completed, PERI is optimistic about the forthcoming results.
For over half a century, PERI has championed sustainable entrepreneurship, making it the cornerstone of its corporate activities and success. This latest initiative underscores PERI’s commitment to environmental sustainability and its ongoing efforts to combat climate change.