The Green Electrician South Wales has completed a major solar PV installation across Milford Haven and Pembroke Dock with over £1.25 million worth of PV being installed. This means that the UK's third largest port will be able to slash its carbon emissions by over 170,000 tonnes per year. Homes and business throughout the area will also benefit from the installation. The company is a new venture, launched by the Nantwich-based Green Electrician, in association with Milford Haven Port, creating seven new jobs. Green Electrician itself, the parent company, employs over 70 people at its Wardle Headquarters and was prominent in the news recently for its leading role in campaigning against government Feed-in Tariff cuts.
PV panels have been installed on port and port tenant buildings across Milford Haven Port, Pembroke Dock and Cedar Court. The project as a whole is expected to be the equivalent of 57,000 cars taken off the roads.
"We are very excited to establish The Green Electrician in South Wales as it builds on the strong base we have created in the north of the country where more than one third of our business is generated" said Rupert Higgin of The Green Electrician. "Milford Haven Port is an ideal partner for the business as it is intrinsically linked with energy and the initial contract gives a great platform to extend the benefits of renewable energy across the region."
"Renewable energy is now an established, essential and growing part of the UK's future energy economy" Alec Don, Chief Executive of Milford Haven Port said. "As the UK's energy port, Milford Haven Port is committed to establishing a substantial presence in all parts of the renewable energy industry."
Although the cuts in Feed-in Tariffs may reduce demand in the short term, Don expects demand to grow in the years ahead being an attractive investment to many. "This will particularly prove to be the case as technology improves and costs reduce, and traditional energy prices rise" he said.