Hermes Europe Ltd is the UK's largest home delivery courier network handling more than 160 million collections and deliveries each year. Hermes occupy a large U.K. warehouse and distribution network and are committed to continued improvement in cost efficiency as well as reducing their carbon footprint and have already made a significant impact on their current property portfolio with LED Lighting, Heating control and Solar P.V.
On the back of the successful P.V Installation at their distribution Hub in Bolton, Hermes have asked Virtus Consult to provide consultancy support in identifying viable opportunities for Solar Photo Voltaic across their distribution network and have commenced the marketing activity.
The Bolton Project is a 50kW installation and is delivering 80% of the onsite electrical demand and a year after installation is performing 5% better than initially estimated.
With solar P.V Panel prices reducing and utilising the Feed In Tariff the payback period is now delivering a pay back of approximately 6.5 years.