In 2011 we took a big step towards reducing our carbon footprint and installed a 242 kilowatt solar array which directly powers the business. Energy is generated by over 1,000 photovoltaic panels and it gives us independence from rising energy costs as well as allowing us to offer greener holidays.
During this project we became members of WREN (Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network) who are a co-operative and whose aims are to establish a low carbon economy within Wadebridge and the surrounding parishes. We are committed to contributing a percentage of our generated income above a set threshold each year to their community fund.
The solar panels also power our electric vehicle charging station, which guests are welcome to use free of charge. A four hour charge is enough to power an electric car for 100 miles