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Bewley builds on its green credentials with installation of solar lighting on developments

16 Nov 2023

Bewley Homes is partnering with Solar Vision to install solar lighting on all its residential developments creating additional cost saving benefits for its customers in the process.

Having conducted a successful trial at its Tadley Headquarters, the sustainable and eco-friendly lighting has been rolled out at Bewley’s Sovereign Gate development in Overton and future sites are now being specified for usage.

One of the early adopters of this type of technology, the award-winning housebuilder has installed solar lighting on private roads and public open space areas.

The solar lights are a completely off grid lighting solution providing Bewley with an alternative solution to their lighting requirements. The advantages to this lighting solution are that there is no infrastructure required, the lighting is fully programmable and has a built in management system allowing the lights to be managed remotely, with no landlord electric meter and very little maintenance.

Greg Ketteridge, Managing Director of Solar Vision Lighting Technologies, said: “It has been a pleasure working with Craig and the Bewley team on this project. The fact that they are such a forward-thinking developer has really helped develop a great working relationship.”

“With Bewley being a very forward and progressive thinking company and keen on their sustainability record, they were keen to take a look at our solar products and the relationship started when we installed three Astral columns and one Helia bollard in the car park of their headquarters. This gave then the opportunity to test the solar lighting solution and from there they have rolled out the Astral at the Overton development.

“In addition to this development we have recently installed 20 Helia bollards at Bewley’s Wilton Park Development in Beaconsfield. Furthermore, they have decided to trial our solar CCTV camera in the car park of their office with a view of possibly using it on some of their site compounds.”

Craig Ireland, Technical Director at Bewley Homes, said: “There are many benefits to solar lighting on housing developments including zero CO2 Emissions, reliability, powerful off-grid solar LED lights, offering a highly efficient, competitive alternative to conventional lighting systems.

Craig added: “The facts are there. A car park with 50 solar lights already spares the climate 58 tonnes of CO2 over 25 years. We are keen to continue to boost our eco credentials and this is a positive way of doing that.”

Andrew Brooks, Managing Director at Bewley Homes, commented: “We have been very impressed with the initial trials at our headquarters and Wilton Park in Beaconsfield and delighted to be specify this lighting at our latest development in Overton.”