DGD Shredding Solar PV Project

Company Overview: DGD Shredding Solar PV Project, Limerick

DGD Shredding is a secure on-site and off-site shredding company. Established in 1998 by Liam Garvey and Mark Doupe they provide these services across the Mid-West Region in Ireland. Their environmental processes play a key role in the day-to-day running of their organisation.

Leading from the top, Founders, Liam and Mark take environmental considerations into account for every decision where an impact is likely.

They work to minimise environmental impact; from the vehicles they use, the equipment they operate to their supplier’s and operational processes.

In 2005, they acquired a 15,000 square foot ‘Destruction Centre’ in Raheen Business Park Limerick which incorporates numerous environmental factors.

Project Brief

With a shared commitment to environmental sustainability, DGD Shredding sought to reduce their carbon footprint and enhance their energy self-sufficiency.

Installing Solar Panels was a crucial step on their journey towards becoming a Carbon Net Zero business. The collaboration with MarVal Power has resulted in the successful installation of a state-of-the-art solar PV system, enabling DGD Shredding to achieve significant environmental and financial benefits.

System Design

DGD Shredding’s solar project involved the installation of a 54kWp system utilising 130 high-quality PV panels from Longi. The cutting-edge technology ensures optimal energy production and reliability.

To complement the panels, an SMA Core 2 inverter was installed, enabling efficient conversion of solar energy into usable electricity. The entire installation process was carried out seamlessly, with no disruptions to DGD Shredding’s day-to-day operations, showcasing the project’s careful planning and execution.

Project Benefits

Environmental Impact

By embracing solar power, DGD Shredding has taken a significant step towards becoming a Carbon Net Zero business.

  • Over the projected lifespan of 20 years, the solar installation is estimated to save an impressive 299 tonnes of carbon emissions.
  • This reduction in greenhouse gas emissions contributes to mitigating climate change and preserving the environment for future generations.

Energy Self-Sufficiency and Sustainability Goals

MarVal Power’s expertise and collaboration have helped DGD Shredding achieve a significant milestone on their sustainability journey.

  • Through the solar PV project, DGD Shredding has become 30% self-sufficient with their energy requirements, reducing dependence on external energy sources.
  • This increased energy self-sufficiency provides operational stability and resilience for DGD Shredding while aligning with their long-term sustainability goals.

Financial Benefits

In addition to its positive environmental impact, the solar PV project promises substantial financial benefits for DGD Shredding.

  • Over its lifetime, the project is expected to deliver savings exceeding €285,000.
  • By generating their own clean electricity, DGD Shredding reduces its reliance on traditional energy sources and minimizes energy expenses.
  • Furthermore, the possibility of earning revenue through energy credits or feed-in tariffs further enhances the financial viability of the solar installation.


The DGD Shredding and MarVal Power solar PV project exemplifies the successful integration of renewable energy solutions within the business landscape. By leveraging the power of solar energy, DGD Shredding has not only significantly reduced their carbon footprint but also unlocked substantial financial benefits.

MarVal Power’s expertise and collaboration have played a vital role in ensuring the seamless implementation of the project and the achievement of DGD Shredding’s sustainability goals. This transformative solar PV project serves as an inspiration for other businesses to embrace renewable energy solutions and contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.

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