Talty’s becomes first Mace store to install solar panels

Talty’s becomes first Mace store to install solar panels

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Liam Attridge, MACE , John Carty, Enerpower, Brian Fleming, BWG Foods , Daniel O’Connell, MACE , T.J. Talty and Cathal Talty, MACE Lissycasey.

Talty’s Mace in Lissycasey, Co. Clare has become the first MACE store in Ireland to install solar panels on its roof, which is expected to see a 15% reduction in the store’s carbon emissions and a significant annual cost saving on energy bills of up to 15%.

Requiring normal daylight to function, the advanced solar panels have been deployed as part of a partnership developed by BWG Foods, owners of the MACE brand in Ireland, and Irish renewable energy efficiency company Enerpower. The project is part of BWG’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of retail businesses on their communities, and to encourage independent retailers to improve their green footprint.

The new installation is part of Talty’s MACE Lissycasey’s recent revamp of the iconic store marking its 45th birthday. The store has been trading in the local community since 1974 and this latest innovation is entirely in keeping with the store’s commitment to constantly improving its offerings in order to develop an even better store with high quality services, in order to facilitate the growing customer needs in the area.

Cathal Talty said: “We are delighted with this addition to our MACE store. That we will benefit from significant savings while also helping the environment is a great bonus and I am thrilled that we are the first MACE in the estate to have this innovation.” 

MACE Sales Director Daniel O’Connell said: “We are delighted that Talty’s MACE in Lissycasey is the first MACE store to connect as part of this exciting partnership. As a leading retail brand, MACE is committed to seeking out new opportunities and innovations that will help us, and our retailers, to reduce our carbon footprint. I want to congratulate the Talty family on showing the enthusiasm to take this project on and wish them well continued success.”

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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