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J R Rix

Customer:J R Rix
Existing on site use:507,000 kWh P/A
Renewable Generation:104,000 kWh P/A
Reduction in grid supplied electricity:20%
Tonnes of CO2 saved:56T P/A

JR Rix & Sons are a family owned company that have traded from Hull for more than 140 years. The company has a diverse range of operations from cargo shipping, stevedoring and warehousing to fuel distribution & retailing, car retailing and service support to the regions burgeoning offshore wind industry.


Driven by the desire to both reduce electricity overheads and introduce an environmentally sustainable energy policy, Boston Renewables were asked to advise as to the most cost effective way of achieving microgeneration of electricity on a number of separate sites. With time fast running out for the registration of new generating units following the Government’s review of the FIT
system in the latter part of 2015, the pressure was on to deliver fully commissioned installations prior to the end of December.


A combination of wind and solar generation is the ideal solution for supplementing grid supplied electricity to commercial premises. However, without sufficient time to put in place the necessary consents for any wind developments it fell to solar pv alone as the medium of choice. 50kW arrays were installed at a timber warehousing facility and Jordan Motors, and a single 30kW array now provides valuable green electricity to the Rix Truck.


JR Rix and Sons have used Boston Renewables for all our wind and solar projects. Boston produced realistic and achievable pay back analysis on all these projects and have provided proficient staff to install, commission and maintain these electricity generating units.

Steve Moody - Group Health Safety and Environmental Manager