Exol Unveils Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Project

Leading lubricants supplier, Exol Lubricants, has revealed it plans to cut carbon emissions and save energy costs through the installation of solar panels at the brand’s headquarters in Wednesbury.

The latest sustainable project from Exol has already begun and will take two weeks to complete. Designed and installed by Engenera, Exol’s new MCS approved solar panels will be installed onto the roofs of the company’s Blend Shop, Goods In, production facility and distribution warehouse.

Exol’s solar panels project is part of the company’s response to rising operational costs and to help cut its carbon footprint.

Estimated carbon savings in the first year are 69,582 kg and with a projected system size of 306 kW, Exol has calculated the company will save an estimated £1,195,264 over the next 25 years.

Steve Dunn, Sales and Marketing Director at Exol, said “Through our use of the waterways and operation of the most environmentally friendly vehicle fleet, we’re pleased to be taking further steps to reduce our carbon footprint with the Solar Photovoltaics project.

“As a renewable energy source, solar power doesn’t cause any pollution or damaging emissions, plus it’s low maintenance and has a fast and efficient installation process. By switching to solar power, Exol is again playing a key role in working towards its net zero ambitions.”

Solar panels work by absorbing sunlight with photovoltaic cells, generating direct current (DC) energy. This is then passed through an inverter to convert it into an alternating current (AC), which is then fed into the National Grid or used by the business.