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Harborough Energy Project at NBJ Officially Launched

Harborough Energy are delighted to announce the official opening of our renewable solar photo-voltaic energy project – a 100 kWp array installation at NBJ Joinery premises in Husbands Bosworth, south Leicestershire.

Officially opened by the retiring Chairman of Harborough District Council, Ms. Lesley Bowles, on Friday April 26th, this project is designed to raise the low carbon electricity supply to NBJ, a significant power user, specialising in the supply of sustainable office, domestic and hotel furnishings across the UK.

Funded as part of a Community energy supply initiative via crowdfunding and private investments totalling £100,000, Harborough Energy seeks to expand their network of renewable energy initiatives across the Harborough District and the surrounding area – in particular to village halls, schools ,sports clubs and other community buildings such as churches, health and policing premises.

 

Commenting on the project CEO of NBJ, Neil Burke, said: “At first we were sceptical of the complexity and financial risks of such projects but now we are up and running, we are able to manage our energy far more effectively. We have also seen substantial interest from our clients.”

Chair of Harborough Energy, Peter Jones O.B.E comments: “Recent headlines have underlined the need for attitudinal change in relation to reducing our carbon emissions. We are delighted to be a small cog in that process for change by enabling bottom up community action and explaining the technical and financial opportunities in terms relevant to our local circumstances”.

Cllr. Lesley Bowles comments: “Harborough District Council is delighted to be associated with the efforts of Harborough Energy in delivering low carbon initiatives to our area. This example also chimes with our ability to support local small and medium enterprises, as well as, domestic energy users who benefit from our Warmer Homes initiatives”.