Monday, May 29, 2023

Kirmington company signs solar power deal with Devon tourist attraction

Kirmington-based sustainable energy provider British Power Group is to provide and install 100Kw of solar power capability at the Big Sheep Farm and Theme Park in Devon next month.

It’s expected that the installation will reduce emissions by around 25 tonnes annually, amounting to 500 tonnes over the next 20 years. In addition to the CO2 savings it will also provide The Big Sheep with huge financial savings.

The agreement with The Big Sheep will also include a monitoring system whereby schoolchildren and visitors to the site will be able to see the savings live in the reception area as a key educational feature. It is hoped this will also help drive awareness into greener technology and its many tangible benefits.

Steven Cullum, Director of British Power Group said: “This is an exciting time for British Power Group as we are busier than even with our solar PV installation and are seeing requests from across the country from businesses who are realising the multi-faceted benefits of going solar.

“We are thrilled to be working with The Big Sheep. It’s a terrific site that lends itself perfectly to benefiting from solar energy and, having discussed their wider greener plans, it makes perfect sense for them to embrace this technology. It is also great that in addition to the clear CO2 and cost savings they will make, the team at The Big Sheep are going to include their solar energy as an educational feature, which we applaud them for.

“We hope to have the solar panels installed in June so that they can benefit from the sunshine already this summer.”

The Big Sheep’s directors had been looking at ways in which its popular family attraction can improve carbon footprint as part of its wider existing and future sustainability plans. The site has the space and infrastructure to support the introduction of solar power, making the installation of solar panels a viable, cost-effective and planet-friendly proposition for 2022 and cementing the park’s pledge to be one of the greenest of its kind in the country.

British Power Group supplies fully-funded solar PV installation and monitoring agreements across the UK at zero capital cost.


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