The Sussex Sign Company are a signage company based in Portslade. They have designed and installed some of the county’s most iconic signs and they a varied and extensive portfolio of eco-friendly architectural signs to storefront-LED illuminated letters.
The company successfully applied for grant funding from the Community Solar Accelerator Programme and received £10,300 towards their solar PV installation.
The Sussex Sign Company had 31kW solar panels installed on their sloping roof of the factory after they had cladding with insulation fitted. The solar PV array is predicted to generate 34,300kWh of electricity every year.
“Together with the over cladding, and insulation we will not only reduce our carbon footprint but we will offset the rising cost of electricity, enabling us to continue to grow and employ more team members.” Norman Mayhew, MD
Solar Impact in Numbers
Size or Solar PV array: 31kWp
Predicted production of electricity: 34,600 kWh per year
Predicted cost savings: £7,100 in the first year
Return on Investment: 2 years
Grant Amount Received: £10,300
Expected lifetime of the solar PV system: 25-30 years
Carbon Reduction: 12 tonnes CO2e* per year
Date of install: April 2023
*CO2e calculated with conversion factor of 0.35156kg CO2e/kWh as confirmed with the managing authority.