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MDL enhances environmental credentials with installation of new solar panels

MDL now produces over 150,000kWh after installation of new solar panels at our Cobb’s Quay Marina.
MDL now produces over 150,000kWh after installation of new solar panels at our Cobb’s Quay Marina.

We have introduced solar panels to the Saltmarsh Building at our Cobb’s Quay Marina. The 100 Solar Edge panels convert the sun’s energy more efficiently into current and the electricity produced is used on site, with any unused electricity returned to the grid. We’ve already installed solar panels at our Hamble Point and Ocean Village marinas, which have generated nearly 150,000kWh from April 2020 through to February 2021; the equivalent of planting 1,500 trees per year across the three sites.

Committed to protecting the environment, we have plans for a similar scheme at our Shamrock Quay and Saxon Wharf sites, complementing the existing Tesla and universal charging facilities at several of our marinas. We’ve also recently launched MDL Fitness, a new range of green gyms where the fitness equipment converts human kinetic energy into electricity.

Richard Broadribb, our Property Director, explains “We’re continuing with the roll out of our solar panel installations with additional panels recently installed and generating energy at Cobb’s Quay, with more to follow across the estate as we work through our green investment programme.

We use most of this solar power to supply our tenants and onsite services, while the fitness equipment at our new green gym is reusing the electricity its generating, as opposed to drawing from the grid.
Richard Broadribb, Property Director for MDL

The Solar panels were supplied and fitted by The Logical Group who offer a range of solar, lighting, energy measurement and heating services. The company’s main aim is to help their clients reduce their operational impact on the environment.

Dave Pollinger, director at The Logical Group, says “We, at The Logical Group, are excited to have assisted MDL in their commitment to protecting the environment. We’re delighted to have been asked to lead this project and are fast becoming the go-to technology for reducing carbon footprints and driving down business costs.”

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