Meet Tim, the battery designer keeping carbon neutral with solar power
Our renewable power isn’t always generated amongst rolling green hills and flowing rivers – it’s often thanks to businesses right on our doorstep.
Meet Tim, MD of PB Design in the coastal town of Clevedon, near Bristol.
PB Designs make battery chargers and systems that can be used as essential backup in hospitals, the London tube, and leading tourist attractions like the Eden Project.
The business started in a garage, but the factory is now home to 57 members of staff, all of whom have a stake in the business.
Green credentials to be proud of
But as a manufacturing business grows, so does its environmental impact. And working in the power industry makes Tim and his staff more aware then most of the need to save energy, and increase the amount of electricity that comes from renewable sources.
So two years ago, they installed 316 solar panels on the roof of the factory.
By generating their own electricity, the company has saved itself a whopping £10,000 on its yearly bill. And when it comes to electricity they’re now carbon neutral.
Helping us green up the grid
We purchase the solar energy they don’t use, though a Power Purchase Agreement, and pass it on to our customers.
The fact that Bristol Energy’s profits will be going back into communities really suits us as an employee owned business.
Tim Broomfield, MD, PB Designs
We’re proud to support local businesses like this one. Supporting renewable energy projects big and small, helps us pass on 100% green electricity to our My Green Plus Plan customers.