TG Group is showing its commitment to operating in a sustainable and responsible manner by installing 152 photovoltaic panels on its roof.

A Shropshire builders' merchant is enhancing its reputation as an environmentally-friendly champion by turning to solar power at its newest site.

TG Group is committed to operating in a sustainable and responsible manner at all its locations, and now its growing its Bridgnorth presence by installing 152 photovoltaic panels on its roof.

The project is a partnership between TG Electrical Services, which is managing the overall installation, and Caplor Energy, which is part of the Caplor Group based in Herefordshire.

TG Electrical Services manager, Chris Lloyd, said: “Thanks to Caplor’s advice and expert knowledge, we believe the figures show we will recoup our costs in just over three years which is excellent news and it will help us to achieve our aims to tread as lightly as possible on the environment around us.”

Neil Evans, Managing Director of Caplor Energy, said: “Rising energy costs and climate concerns are becoming increasing threats for businesses, consumers and communities. We are all responsible for the environment we live in and can take control of our future by choosing sustainable and informed ways to power our homes and businesses.

“We’re very pleased to be working alongside TG Electrical Services to deliver its Bridgnorth solar installation, and we believe it will help to make a real difference to its energy costs and to the environment around it.”

The 57.76kWp system will be installed on the builders’ merchants branch on the Chartwell Park site which sits alongside TG Group’s latest concrete plant. It will save the equivalent of 28.5 tonnes of carbon which is a sizeable contribution towards TG Group’s aim of reducing its carbon footprint as far as possible.

As part of the Bridgnorth project, TG Group received support from the Marches Renewable Energy Grant scheme which allows eligible applicants to apply for a 50% grant towards new installations of renewable technologies.