LED lighting, Air Compressors, Solar PV, Three-phase electricity, 0% Loans
Spring water company Princes Gate, based in Pembrokeshire, identified opportunities for energy efficiency and on-site renewable energy generation which saved £145,000 in the first year. The project used an interest free loan to get this off the ground.
The company has invested in a grid connection to provide three-phase electricity, replacing diesel generator power and increasing production. This has saved a massive £100,000 a
year. The business also installed LED lighting (saving £8,000 per year), an energy efficient
air compressor, and a solar PV array to generate electricity. It also invested £1.5 million into
a new blow-moulding operation to allow them to manufacture bottles on site. This allowed for
increased production, greater flexibility and shorter production times. It also reduced the raw material truck loads arriving on site from 1,000 to just 50 a year. Princes Gate received a £100,000 interest-free loan to help finance these energy saving projects.
“We're really proud of our green credentials; we're in no way environmental activists, but we recognise the need for sustainable manufacturing to ensure future economic viability and to look after the climate that delivers our water and the landscape that filters and enriches it.”
David Jones, Managing Director at Prince's Gate