GSM Graphic Arts – Going Greener Installing Solar Panels

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GSM Graphic Arts is doing our part to help the planet by ensuring that our manufacturing plant is as sustainable as it can possibly be. Due to an increase in customer requirement and as part of our continuous improvement we had to invest in technology and machinery to keep up with new demand. As a company we were determined to do this with the environment in mind.

So, in 2020 we commissioned Geo Green Power to install solar panels at our factory in Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

Our Ongoing Eco-friendly-ness
For over a decade GSM Graphic Arts has been zero landfill whilst manufacturing our high-quality labels, nameplates and graphic overlays. This sustainability is a manufacturing achievement that we are very proud of.

To ensure we remain at the forefront with sustainability, last year we upgraded our print dryers which saw an overall reduction in energy consumption. Always wanting to do better and to ensure renewable energy generated was at a maximum we began the installation of the solar panels.

Installation from Geo Green Power
We are thrilled to announce that our brand-new photovoltaic systems replace old on-site diesel generators and substations.

There is now a 55kW roof mounted system delivering 43,000 kWh of electricity and saving 13 tonnes of CO2 every year.

Paul Wright, our CEO, says: “Having spoken with several providers and visited ‘happy users’, we selected Geo Green Power on the basis of recommendation, the effectiveness of the existing systems we reviewed, customer feedback and the professionalism exhibited by James and the team.

“Our project is fairly unusual in that we are using the system to manage peak demand and increase capacity, in addition to generating purely for environmental and ROI reasons.”

We will also install a battery storage system and EV charger. In total we hope to save 20% on energy bills and once the battery system is operational and optimised this may increase.

With all of this in mind you can be sure that when you work with GSM Graphic Arts you are choosing a company that is actively becoming more and more sustainable and helping the environment along the way.

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