A theme park in North Yorkshire is saving £130,000 per year by installing “eco-friendly” biomass heating systems.
Lightwater Valley located in Ripon, has installed carbon-neutral biomass boilers, which create energy by burning wood-pellets.
The 400KW project, designed by Think Renewable Energy, involved the creation of a number of “eco-cabins” which serve the park’s offices, theatre, retail and events hall.
According to the company, the project will help save more than 200 tonnes in carbon emissions.
The amusement park claims the project follows the installations of solar panels on fields adjacent to the park from which it has been able to meet up to 45% of its electricity needs.
Mark Bainbridge, general manager at Lightwater Valley said: “We’re delighted with the savings achieved from our recent investment in sustainable, eco-friendly energy solutions.
“Despite the huge strides made already, Lightwater Valley remains committed to maintaining its energy efficiency and finding ways to reduce its carbon footprint.”