Solar PV Installation for Lime Pictures Limited - Inteb

Solar PV Installation for Lime Pictures Limited


Client Overview

Lime Pictures Limited is a thriving television production company based in Liverpool. Facing mounting pressures from rising energy costs and increasing ESG obligations, especially in line with the Net Zero mandate set by their parent company All3Media, Lime Pictures recognised the need to ensure sustainability in their energy consumption. The energy challenges posed a significant risk to the company’s profitability and brand reputation.

Client Objectives

Lime Pictures aimed to address several key objectives to enhance their sustainability and energy efficiency:

  1. Reduce Energy Costs:
    • Offset energy usage and reduce reliance on non-renewable energy sources.
  2. Achieve ESG Compliance:
    • Meet the Net Zero mandate set by their parent company.
  3. Minimise Disruption:
    • Ensure that the installation of energy solutions did not disrupt their operations, particularly their filming schedule.
  4. Navigate Regulatory Constraints:
    • Manage the G99 application process associated with the Distribution Network Operator (DNO) and secure site inspection and approval.

Our Approach

Inteb provided a tailored solar PV solution to address Lime Pictures’ energy and sustainability challenges comprehensively:

  1. Custom-Designed Solar Panel Installation:
    • Comprehensive Planning: Conducted detailed assessments to design a solution that maximised energy output, taking into account shading, roof pitches, and direction.
    • Coordination and Execution: Planned the installation to minimise disruptions, especially around the client’s filming schedule. Managed the entire process from scaffolding and installation to connecting electrical inverters and panels.
    • System Hand-Over: Ensured a seamless transition by managing potential snags and consistently reporting on the project’s progress.
  2. Site-Specific Adaptations:
    • Installed solar panels across two different roofs to accommodate the unique structure of Lime Pictures’ facilities.
  3. Ongoing Monitoring and Support:
    • Provided continuous support and monitoring of solar PV generation as part of Lime Pictures’ ISO 50001 Energy Management System.


The solar PV installation has already shown significant success, with the system becoming fully operational from April 2023. The Solar PV Generation Report for the Campus Manor site, generated by Inteb Managed Services Ltd, highlights substantial savings and benefits:

  1. Quantitative Results:
    • Energy savings of approximately 45,525.30 kWh.
    • Financial savings of £15,169.03 for the first half of 2023.
    • Estimated Year 1 total cost saving of £33,204.
    • Reduced site energy load by 10-15%.
    • Specific blocks within Campus Manor, such as the Art Block and Dog & Pond, showed substantial energy savings and PV generation.
  2. Qualitative Benefits:
    • Enhanced sustainability and potential regulatory compliance.
    • Improved brand reputation through green energy initiatives.
    • Demonstrated commitment to social responsibility.


Inteb’s solar PV solution empowered Lime Pictures to significantly reduce their energy costs and enhance their sustainability initiatives. By offering a tailored solution and a thorough implementation process, Inteb effectively addressed Lime Pictures’ specific needs and successfully mitigated the energy and sustainability challenges they faced. Inteb continues to support Lime Pictures on their sustainability journey, helping them build on their success and achieve even greater energy savings through ongoing monitoring of solar PV generation and their ISO 50001 Energy Management System.