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Solar installation helps conference centre keep energy bills low.

Event and conferencing centre, Junction 24 in Bridgwater, has installed a 250 kw rooftop solar system, to generate enough power to run the centre and keep energy costs at a minimum. Junction 24 of the M5 worked with Exeter and Exmouth based MIG Renewable Technologies to design a solar system that meets their exact requirements and enables them to run conferences and events using the energy they are generating. Using SolarWorld polycrystalline panels and the latest SMA inverters, the system will help the conference centre by generating 220,000 Kwh a year, helping them to keep their energy bills to a minimum. The £220,000 system should pay for itself in just over 4 years, and generate of profit of approximately £1,091,804 over the next 20 years. Solar specialists, MIG renewable Technologies, worked closely with the centre team in order to understand the exact requirements of the system and chose the top quality products that will last years longer than cheaper alternatives, saving the centre even more money in the long term. Nathan Ponsillo from Junction 24 said: ‘As a working cattle market, conference and event centre, we use a lot of power to continuously run, light and heat the property, sometimes 7 days a week. With energy prices always on the rise, we decided it was time to investigate renewable energy alternatives. He continued: ‘The electricity generated by the solar panels will be used directly within our building to help reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. It is a long term investment for us that will not only help us keep our energy bills low, it will earn us money via the feed-in tariff and makes...

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