Eye Kettleby Lakes, a family-run fishery in Leicestershire has turned to solar PV to reduce its carbon footprint, increase its sustainable income and generate new revenue streams.

The fishery approached renewable energy installer Myriad Solar PV to help design and install a solar array to suit the fishery's needs. The solar installer specified a 100-panel 24kWp system to help drive down Eye Kettleby Lakes’ energy bills.  

The solar array is expected to mitigate the emission of 10.35 tonnes of CO2 every year and generate an estimated 19,571kWh of clean electricity in the process. The £58,000 investment is expected to pay for itself within six years and will help slash the company’s energy bills by almost £10,000 a year.

Lee Baxter, general manager of Myriad Solar PV said: “The Eye Kettleby Lakes project is a great example of how a business can harness sustainable technology to make a real difference, both financially and in its carbon reduction strategies.”

The project has been such a success that Myriad is planning two ‘talk and tour’ seminar sessions at the fishery later this month. The tours are designed to help other local businesses recognise the benefits on offer from solar installations.

Baxter explained: “This ‘talk and tour’ event is a great opportunity for businesses to speak directly to some of Myriad Solar PV’s technical and design experts, and learn how they could benefit from installing PV on their business premises.

“With corporate social responsibility and sustainability becoming ever more important to companies of all sizes, the issue of renewable energy is being pushed up the boardroom agenda. We’re aiming the event at factory, office and industrial estate owners, sustainability and energy managers, estate and facilities managers along with anyone else with a project looking at ways to cut their energy bills and carbon footprint.”

Myriad Solar PV will run a morning and an afternoon session on September 25 – each session includes a presentation and a tour of the PV installation.