Solivus to supply light-weight solar to cut Astute’s energy costs

Nov 7, 2023

Solivus has recently signed a contract with Astute Electronics to complete a light-weight solar installation on the warehouse at their UK HQ in Stevenage, Herts. Astute are a global electronics components distributor and logistics provider, serving major customers across defence, aerospace, maritime, energy, and industrial sectors.

Astute is Planet Mark certified and committed to a Net Zero programme, so they were keen to speak to Solivus about energy savings. Early surveys informed Astute that a traditional solar-panel system could not be installed as the panels would be too heavy for the warehouse roof structure.

Solivus outlined their end-to-end solution: from system design and planning, finance, installation and ongoing maintenance. Solivus presented the proposed costs to Astute who realised the significant energy savings over the lifetime may amount to hundreds of thousands of pounds. 

Sales and Marketing Director at Astute, Mark Shanley comments: “Astute has a knack for working with cutting-edge products. We were impressed by Solivus and their innovative, skin-like solar panels, which can be fitted to the roof of our warehouse; space we previously thought was unusable. With Astute’s focus on energy independence, we’re looking forward to reaping both environmental and sustainability benefits over the next five years and beyond.”

The installation is set to meet over 25% of the building’s energy demand, whilst reducing costs and Astute’s carbon footprint substantially. The installation of light-weight solar will ensure minimal disruption to the warehouse internally. 

Solivus CEO, Jo Parker-Swift says: “Astute’s focus on agility, passion and innovation and their mission to provide unrivalled service resonates strongly with us here at Solivus, chiming with our own values. We are delighted to be working on this project with Astute, who have been early supporters of Solivus’ innovative technology.”

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