Hendra is planning to install PV Solar panels on adjacent farmland, which means that we can reduce our reliance on fossil fuels by 50%. These solar panels convert sunlight to electricity, which is an environmentally-friendly and sustainable electricity source.
• Having the PV panels will save up to 340 tonnes of CO2 per year
• The PV panels will take up 10 acres of land
• Hendra’s current on site electricity consumption is over 1.5GWhrs per year
• Hendra’s electricity usage could be cut by up to 50% - up to 400 residential homes
Our recent press release:
Proposed plans to become sun-powered taking shape at local holiday park.
Hendra Holiday announces a public consultation and exhibition on Wednesday 20th April between 3pm and 7.30pm in the run up to seeking planning permission for a ground based solar PV array.
Jon Hyatt, for Hendra, said “Solar PV is a renewable energy source that work by converting sunlight directly into electricity without waste or pollution. Hendra’s current electricity consumption is over 1.5GWhrs per year, the equivalent of almost 400 residential houses. Hendra have already implemented multiple energy efficient and saving measures over several years but this still leaves a large demand for a reliable electricity supply.
As part of Hendra’s Environmental Business Strategy we have considered the application of a wide range of renewable energy sources to the site, including wind turbines and biomass boilers. Feasibility studies of solar PV technologies have been very positive and the seasonal variation of the site’s power demand mirrors the yearly fluctuation in solar PV generation capacity.
As a result of substantial work and due diligence studies to date, we aim to submit a formal planning permission for a 0.9MW solar PV array, covering approximately 10 acres on adjacent farmland. Our estimates indicate that such an installation could meet up to 50% of Hendra’s current electricity usage; reducing our dependence on finite fossil fuels, saving up to 340 tonnes of CO2 per year and crucially enhancing the long term sustainability of the business.
As part of this development process we recognise the importance of seeking an interaction with our local community, hence announcing a public consultation and exhibition, where we hope to have the opportunity to explain the proposals in greater detail, gather and respond to feedback and of course answer any questions raised.
Should our application be successful, we also plan to use our solar PV installation as a free educational resource for schools. We will also be investing in electrical vehicle charging points, for free use on site by the public, as part of a wider community investment in sustainable transport infrastructure. Supporting the public consultation and exhibition will be ‘eco-drive’, Cornwall’s premier electric vehicle resource, with a number of electric vehicles on show.
We welcome any questions prior to the event at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01637 875778.”