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7 Energy to exhibit at Energy Now Expo

7 Energy, the designer and installer of Shropshire's largest renewable energy installation, exhibited recently at the Energy Now Expo for farmers and landowners held in Telford.

The Shrewsbury-based company demonstrated the latest in green heating technology at the two-day event as well as showcasing the £1.2 million solar PV project completed last year for a county poultry farmer.

The Energy Now Expo was held at Telford International Centre in association with Energy Now Magazine, the National Farmers Union and the Country Landowners Association.

Managing director of 7 Energy, Martin Dowley, said: “We were delighted to exhibit at the event which featured the latest renewable energy opportunities for farmers and landowners.

“I very much enjoyed talking to delegates about the renewable energy options we offer and about the projects we have completed across the region which are already saving our customers money on their energy bills.

“We also had a 'cut-away' OkoFEN boiler on the stand which allowed us to really show visitors how efficient the systems are and exactly why OkoFEN leads the field in wood pellet boiler technology.”

The company recently completed its first dual installation of a wood pellet boiler and a solar PV system in the Stretton Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it was also the installer of the region's largest solar PV installation.

The scheme saw more than 2,300 panels installed at two poultry farms owned by farmer Edward Davies, including a 150 metres-long ground array of 1,200 panels in Ludlow.

The flagship installation, which produces around 433,472 kWh a year, attracts the Feed-in-Tariff and should pay for itself within eight years.

Mr Dowley added: “With the Government's Renewable Heat Incentive now well and truly up and running for commercial installations, which can include farm and agri-businesses, customers are seeing the clear financial benefits of renewable energy.

“For many of our customers, the RHI is paying out more via the incentive a year than the annual cost of the fuel. And with so many farms and rural businesses off gas-grid and reliant on costly oil to heat their properties, we are expecting a lot of interest at the Expo in our green heat systems.”

More than 160 product and service suppliers exhibited at the two-day event which included a conference and expert panel debates on wind, biogas, biomass as well as solar and ground source heating.

Released 01.02.2013