Dr Organic unveil new rooftop solar project

Swansea-based organic beauty business, Dr. Organic is unveiling their new rooftop solar panel project, large enough to power 160 homes.

Olympus Power installed a 1,500-panel array across 2,952 square metres of roof space that will  power 35% of the electricity needs for the Dr. Organic Swansea headquarters, with all excess energy exported to the National Grid.

The roof-mounted panel system, designed and installed by Olympus Power, is forecast to generate 584,306 kWh per year units of electricity every year, saving a projected 123,260 Kg of carbon dioxide. As part of the project, Olympus Power also installed two new electric vehicle charging points on-site at the Llamsamlet facility.

Richard Pearce, Senior Manager for Operations and Site at Dr. Organic Group said: The Dr. Organic Group is on a journey towards greater sustainability, and this installation is just one of the ways that we are able to make a difference in terms of our carbon dioxide output. We were delighted to partner with Olympus Power who delivered this project on time and with minimal disruption to the business.”

Vanessa Zalman, General Manager for Olympus Power said: “Our team are delighted to deliver this solar project with Dr Organic for their Swansea HQ and enable a switch to renewable energy. Olympus Power have a mission to save one million tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2025 by partnering with forward-thinking companies like Dr Organic.”

Simon Vassall, Commercial Manager for Olympus Power added: “We worked closely with the management team at Dr. Organic to design and deliver a solar system that will work for them. Our expert team are able to accurately forecast savings in energy costs for the company, bringing a custom solution that will provide energy security for many years to come.”