BMW Inchcape Norwich is delighted with their solar PV system, part of their ambitious sustainable plans

Solar PV
Type of installation

Size of installation

Yearly output

62.93 tonnes
Annual CO2 saving

Geo Green Power are delighted to be partnering with Inchcape, one of the UK’s leading franchised retailer groups, to install solar PV systems across their network of car showrooms and support their ambitious objective to reduce their CO2 emissions by 46% worldwide by 2030.

After an initial contract for three sites, we have signed a deal to complete a further 25, and Inchcape BMW in Norwich was one of the first installations that we completed. BMW Inchcape Norwich is a busy BMW and Mini car dealership selling new and used cars as well as offering servicing.

The dealership was already on a green electricity tariff, and it was chosen by Inchcape as one of the first sites for solar PV to increase their environmentally friendly efforts even further. The aim was to reduce their electricity usage from the grid by producing their own green energy, delivering an environmental and cost saving benefit for their daily operations.

Mark Ames, Head of Business; is thrilled with the solar PV installation, and very impressed with the professionalism of the Geo Green Power team. He said: “The installation process was absolutely spot on – from start to finish. Before the install James [James Cunningham, Sales Director] came over to our site and talked me through the process explaining all of the timescales in terms of when the install would take place and how long the team would be on site, and we agreed the best areas for the team to work in. Geo Green Power’s team worked well with our business from start to finish – it went very smoothly and there was no impact to us whatsoever.”

The installation took two weeks to complete and consisted of 526 panels, four inverters and all the associated cabling and mounting, the system will generate around 180,000 kWh of electricity and save over 60 tonnes of CO2 every year.

Mark Ames is delighted with the installation and when the sun has been shining, the busy dealership has been taking zero energy from the grid, becoming completely self-sufficient for electricity which in turn is reducing their overheads and making the business more competitive for their customers.

David added: “Following the tender process we were delighted to award our initial contract to Geo Green Power for our trial sites. The process was incredibly smooth from start to finish and our first sites are now enjoying free, green electricity, protecting them against the huge increase in electricity costs that we are seeing. The obvious next step was to crack on and get the same solution installed at more sites.”

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