Spartan Games, a games manufacturer based at Evercreech Junction, celebrated the installation of a new solar PV system on 23rd March 2017, which will generate over 20,000 kWh annually.
The solar panels were installed for free by Avalon Community Energy after we raised funds for the project through the investment of our members in community shares.
Most of the energy generated by the panels will be used on site by the company where they design and manufacture table top games, which include games produced under license in the highly successful Halo video game franchise. Spartan Games product lines are sold in the UK and exported to customers and retailers all over the world.
The company receives lower energy bills and will save 12 tonnes of carbon a year. ACE will direct any surplus income towards a community fund to support local projects.
At the celebratory event, Frances Fawcett the MD of Spartan Games, said, “When I heard about the project, I was keen to be involved. Not only is it good business sense, but we are also doing our bit for the environment and the local community.”
Jon Cousins, Chair of ACE said: “At a time when there so much bad news all around us, it is heartening that we can work together to make a positive story! I am delighted ACE is in a position to support such hard working, local small businesses as Spartan Games.”