Ransom Wood Business Park invests in solar energy

April 29, 2015 8:15 am

Ransom Wood

 

Ransom Wood Business Park in Mansfield is set to become one of the first of its kind to generate self-sustaining energy following a £660,000 investment.

Ransom Wood Estates, which owns the site, has appointed specialist renewable energy provider TH White to drive a project to install more than 2,000 solar panels.

The panels will generate energy for the 110,000 sq ft park, which comprises 75,000 sq ft offices, restaurant and nursery.

James Cannon, director of Ransom Wood Estates, said: “We believe that we are leading the way in environmental management and business support. We reused the old buildings we inherited on the site and have incorporated sound environmental policies wherever appropriate to benefit our tenants.

“They will be able to power their businesses in the knowledge that no fossil fuels are being used to keep them running. With the solar farm on-line, we will be able to run the business park in a self-sustaining way when it comes to energy use, reducing carbon emissions by thousands of tonnes each year.”

Alex Lockton, energy division general manager at TH White, added: “This move by Ransom Wood Business Park to become self-sustaining using solar power is indicative of the way the market is changing.

“Businesses are starting to see the commercial benefits, as well as the ethical benefits, of using this model and we expect to see other organisations including universities, other science and business parks and stand-alone businesses following suit.”

Ransom Wood Business Park was launched in 1997. It is home to more than 60 businesses.
Ransom Wood Estates are the  iAM Green figurehead AMbassador for the Invest Ashfield & Mansfield AMbassadors’ scheme. The AMbassadors’ scheme is open to all businesses who have a passion for the area, we are keen to include as many businesses as possible to help promote Ashfield & Mansfield.

We are always looking to expand our membership; if you would like to find out more, get involved or make any suggestions, please contact us.

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