Brett Martin, has further committed to its sustainability programme with the procurement of a solar farm to help power its main production plant.
A supplier of specialist plastic products for the construction sector, Brett Martin boasts a wide ranging portfolio including factory-engineered rooflight systems, plumbing and drainage solutions and plastic sheeting. The company’s procurement of a solar installation plant to power its manufacturing HQ in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland means 25% of the site’s energy use is now provided by renewable sources. It follows the installation of a wind turbine at the site in 2011.
Geoff Stewart, Brett Martin Financial Director, said: “We are delighted with our latest renewable energy provision. It’s proof of our determination to ensure our production processes are as sustainable as possible. We have the highest regard for the quality of our environment; it’s very much part of our working culture.”
The solar installation, built on local farmland, is funded and developed by Lightsource BP, a global leader in the solar sector. The company has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Brett Martin in relation to the site, which has an output power capacity of 6.42MWp (Megawatts-peak) – enough clean energy to power the equivalent of more than 1,600 homes. Built on more than 35 acres of locally-owned farmland, the installation saves an estimated 2,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year, equal to taking nearly 1,000 cars off the road.
Image: Geoff Stewart Financial Director Brett Martin Ltd, Laurence Martin MD Brett Martin Ltd, Geoff Stewart Financial Director Brett Martin Ltd, Nick Boyle CEO Lightsource BP