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Larkfleet leads by example

Solar PV panels being installed on the roof at Deepings Building & Plumbing Supplies in 2012.
Solar PV panels being installed on the roof at Deepings Building & Plumbing Supplies in 2012.

Lincolnshire-based Larkfleet Group (which includes PV installers Lark Energy) has installed solar PV on the roof of its own premises at Larkfleet House in Bourne and Spitfire Park in Market Deeping.

The installations, which include a mix of thin-film and standard PV panels, are reportedly generating 12 per cent more electricity than predicted and are expected to save the company more than £140,000 in electricity bills over the next 25 years while also producing an income of more than £1.25 million from the sale of electricity.

Jonathan Selwyn, managing director of sister company Lark Energy, said: “The solar installations on our own buildings, and the hundreds we have installed for our commercial customers, are providing firm evidence that renewable energy solutions continue to make great commercial and environmental sense for businesses.

“Although the government has reduced the Feed-in Tariff over the last three years, this has been more than offset by reductions in installation costs and rising energy bills.

“As a result, our commercial customers are achieving a significant return on investment from their installations and we have seen significant growth in our commercial business over the first quarter of this year.”