Talty’s in Lissycasey, Co. Clare has become the first Mace store in Ireland to install solar panels on its roof which is expected to see a 15% reduction in the store’s carbon emissions.
The store which has been trading in the local community since 1974, will also benefit from significant annual cost saving on energy bills of up to 15%.
Requiring normal daylight to function, the advanced solar panels have been deployed as part of a partnership developed by BWG Foods, owners of the Mace brand in Ireland, and Irish renewable energy efficiency company Enerpower.
“That we will benefit from significant savings while also helping the environment is a great bonus," said Cathal Talty, Talty’s Mace Lissycasey.
'Improve Green Footprint'
The project is part of BWG's commitment to reducing the environmental impact of retail businesses on their communities, and to encourage independent retailers to improve their green footprint, the retail group explained.
“As a leading retail brand, MACE is committed to seeking out new opportunities and innovations that will help us, and our retailers, to reduce our carbon footprint," said Daniel O’Connell, Mace, Sales Director.
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