Thursday 14 December 2017

Lightsource scoops environmental award

Lightsource provides energy to Belfast Airport where it has cut costs for the company by almost a quarter.
Lightsource provides energy to Belfast Airport where it has cut costs for the company by almost a quarter.
Michael Cogley

Michael Cogley

Renewable energy firm Lightsource has been recognised for its work at Antrim-based solar farm Crookedstone.

Lightsource picked up the energy and environment innovation prize during the week after the company continued to lower its commercial clients' energy bills.

The firm provides energy to Belfast Airport where it has cut costs for the company by almost a quarter.

As part of its 25-year agreement with the airport Lightsource installed a solar farm to power the project.

Belfast's energy bill comes in at around £1.5m (€1.77m) annually while Lightsource is also working on significantly reducing the airport's emissions.

Lightsource chief executive Nick Boyle said the company is delighted with the recognition.

"The team at Belfast have been truly innovative in their approach to adopting solar technology. I am glad that they are already seeing the benefits of a new world of electricity supply, where energy intensive businesses," he said.

Irish Independent

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