Comtec unveils €200,000 PV system
Pest control company Comtec Service Ltd has invested €200,000 in a PV System that can generate 41 Kwh per hour.
The company aims to become carbon neutral status if the target of producing 67,856 Kwh (units) per annum is reached.
The new PV system was inaugurated this morning by the Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi in the presence of company officials and employees.
The investment was assisted with a €100,000 grant in ERDF funds made available through Malta Enterprise, which in conjunction with the company's outlay, will help to service the company's energy needs in a renewable and sustainable manner.
CEO Tony Zahra CEO remarked that besides the production of renewable energy the company's vision was also to reduce energy consumption through various initiatives such as the use of energy saving bulbs, and less use of high energy eaters such as air conditioning units through better insulation and natural cooling methods.
Comtec was also determined to better utilise better their site to be able to put on the grid their energy surplus which would help cancel the carbon emissions of company vehicles.
Mr Zahra also said that the company was considering the installation of small wind turbines.
Mr Zahra spoke about another initiative, namely the setting up of a Mediterranean Pest Control Academy in a joint venture with a UK academy.
This would help put Malta on the international map in this field, bring in foreign students and support the education and tourism industries.
Dr Gonzi said the company's investment showed how industry was viewing clean and efficient energy, renewables, and the uptake of the latest technology in a most pro-active manner.