May 18, 2024

Wyboston Lakes Resort invests in solar energy

Wyboston Lakes Resort is installing solar panels as part of its Green Energy Roadmap towards “self-sufficiency”.

The resort, which is kicking off phase two of its Green Energy Roadmap, has installed 356KWh of solar panels and 200KWh of storage battery at the Willows Training Centre.

Wyboston has contributed £2.3m to phase two of its sustainability initiative, following an investment of £650,000 for phase one.

Plans include installing solar panels and storage batteries at the Woodlands Event Centre, the Waterfront Hotel and the Knowledge Centre. 

Once completed, Wyboston will have 1.4-Megawatt hours of solar panels and 1.1-Megawatt hours of storage batteries.

Systems are being installed to transfer electricity between buildings when appropriate, too. The Woodlands Event Centre will be linked to the Waterfront Hotel, while the Willows Training Centre will be connected to the Knowledge Centre.

Pat O’Hea, Director of Projects at Wyboston Lakes Resort, said: “These installations will not only enable us to operate on green energy generated on site but also significantly reduce our purchasing, which is a major saving for a resort like this.

“We are also currently working on plans for phase three which would, once agreed and implemented, make us fully self-sufficient in Green Energy. These projects are further demonstrations of the total commitment to the resort’s philosophy of ‘More Sustainable, No Apology’ which we put into practice in every way we can, all day, every day.”