Reducing our carbon footprint
Reducing our carbon footprint is central to our environmental policy, where we’ve looked at every aspect of our business and identified ways we can lessen our impact. Investing in energy efficient lighting, heating and white goods has helped us cut our energy consumption a great deal, and by using locally sourced food and services wherever possible, we’ve extended our green principles to the wider community, benefitting the local economy as well as the environment.
Our most recent investments include the following:
Solar tracker panels
The installation of 210 solar photovoltaic panels – which produce 50kw, enough to continuously power 25 kettles.
These five Deger 9000NT solar trackers, each measuring 11.5m wide x 6m tall, will track the sun from dawn till dusk. In doing so they will produce up to 40% more energy than the previous system and will ensure that Gladwins Farm can produce all of its own power over the year. These solar trackers are located away from the cottages and will provide an impressive example of cutting edge, environmentally friendly energy generation.