First park in UK run entirely on solar energy

Dunsfold Park bosses joined by the Mayor and Mayoress of Waverley, Councillor Tony Gordon-Smith and Mrs Cathy Gordon-Smith, who helped officially open the facility.
Dunsfold Park bosses joined by the Mayor and Mayoress of Waverley, Councillor Tony Gordon-Smith and Mrs Cathy Gordon-Smith, who helped officially open the facility.

Home of the BBC’s Top Gear track, Dunsfold Park, made history last week becoming the first business park in the UK to be fed entirely by green energy.

Dunsfold Park Ltd was joined at the launch event by Lightsource Energy, the largest solar energy developer in the UK, and the Mayor and Mayoress of Waverley, Tony and Cathy Gordon-Smith, who helped officially open the facility.

In total 8,500 ground level solar panels have been installed at Dunsfold Aerodrome to make the most of the natural light.

The capacity of the system is two megawatts, which is sufficient energy to supply approximately 670 households.

Jim McAllister, chief executive of Dunsfold Park, said: “Our focus on green technologies that help to reduce the aerodrome’s carbon footprint is coming to fruition.

“Not only will businesses in Dunsfold Park benefit from the solar energy but we have the opportunity to widen the supply in due course.”

For more information visit dunsfoldpark.com