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Hillbrush Invests in Solar for the Future

Hillbrush, the UK’s largest and long-established manufacturer of brushes and specialist cleaning tools has extended its investment in solar power as part of the company’s commitment to making its UK production site far more energy-efficient and significantly reducing its carbon footprint.

Based at Mere, Wiltshire, UK, Hillbrush’s production site operates six days a week, with multiple shifts, while the company’s visitor center at Visit Hillbrush is open five days a week, together consuming more than 1,276 MWh of electricity per annum. Hillbrush has recently invested to extend the solar panelling system comprising a total of 510 panels across all buildings including the roof space on Visit Hillbrush. The solar investment will enable Hillbrush to make significant reductions in energy consumption as well as cost savings over time.

The extended solar system will generate an estimated 198,900kWh of clean, low cost, electricity per annum avoiding over 1,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.  On average, 70 percent of the solar-generated electricity will then be re-used on-site to help power the production facility.

Adrian Brewer, Facilities Manager at Hillbrush says, “Hillbrush is a forward-thinking British company that takes its corporate social responsibility seriously. We have already made significant strides in using more sustainable components in our traditional brushes and we are delighted now to be extending our solar solution that ensures a more sustainable way to generate electricity and avoids significant CO2 emissions too.”

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