Wire Belt has enlisted the help of Riomay Renewable Energies to build a 98.7kWp PV system at its production facility in Sittingbourne, Kent. The rooftop array will generate 82,972kWh per annum and save the stainless steel conveyor belt manufacturer around £2,400 on its annual energy bill.

“The Wire Belt factory is a prime example of how progressively minded businesses can not only lead the way in their own markets but also be market leaders in savvy business decisions such as installing renewable energy,” Riomay managing director Alan Aldridge said. “They are not only reducing their energy costs now but also insulating themselves from future utility price rises, and providing their business with another stream of income.”

Paul Winter, managing director of the Wire Belt Company added, “We have always embraced new technologies within the belting industry and we have taken this ethos further by embracing new technologies within the energy market. Riomay Renewable Energies has advised us, designed the PV system, planned the project and installed the system. We have worked hand-in-hand with Riomay every step of the way.”