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On Earth Day 2015 (22nd April) a three acre Solar Farm was opened at Ransom Wood – making Ransom Wood, what is thought to be, the UK’s only self-sustaining business park when it comes to providing its own green power supply.
The Solar Farm has over 2,000 photo voltaic panels that can provide up to 540 Kilo Watts (KW) of power. Ransom Wood Business Park spans some 110,000 square feet of which over 75,000 square feet is occupied office space, a restaurant and a nursery; all of which are powered by the solar farm. The offices, restaurant and nursery require an average of 200 – 400 KW when fully functioning; which means that the solar farm can produce enough electricity to power all the businesses on the park – something that is thought to be unique in the UK.
The solar farm has multiple benefits for tenants and the wider community surrounding Ransom Wood who are 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 are 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,
Ransom Wood can now host solar powered conferences, events and even weddings while at the same time not damaging the environment.
In time the plan is to involve rare-breed sheep grazing the meadows below the panels and the development of new flora and orchards to attract more wildlife to the site. In time the farm will be made open to school visits to educate children about the environment and sustainable power sources.
Published: 23rd April 2015
Dr. Patrick Candler, CEO of Sherwood Forest Trust today pressed the virtual button to officially open a brand new three acre Solar Panel Farm at Ransom Wood Business Park.
Ransom Wood is such a beautiful place for our office. Not only is it a stunning location but the staff are amazing! We’d be lost without Alison and Sarah on the Business Centre Reception.
I love this place. I have worked here for the past seven years and I can highly recommend Oak House A.
Diamond Soft Furnishings
I think I can speak on behalf of all the ‘newbies’ when I say that we are very pleased to be here and all of us have settled in very easily. The whole of your team are great to deal with at all levels and any matters are dealt with great expedience!
You’re all stars and worth your weight in Gold and we Receptionists love and appreciate you !!
NHS Property Services, Birch House
Carl, thanks for your help today and over the last few weeks – you’ve been terrific, as have the whole estates maintenance team and it’s very much appreciated.
Hi Jane, Tony the electrician has done exactly what was asked of him and turned it around quickly for me. Fantastic job thanks for your help.
T K Construction
Thank you for your help and support, you are always so quick to respond in our hour of need and help wherever and whenever you possibly can. It’s a pleasure to work on the park with you and all of your team.
Cedar House Nursery
We here at Focus Management for Business Ltd have been part of the Ransom Wood Business Park community for over four years and we occupy the ground floor of Oak House A & B. Our experience of ‘living here’ is a very positive one, we find the staff around the business park very friendly and helpful.
Focus Management For Business
Hi Guys, In all seriousness as an individual I would like to thank you all at Ransom Wood Estates for the fantastic work you have all put in over the bad weather period.
You certainly have a wonderful team who work for you. Very impressed with the efficiency of your Workforce.
Vision West Notts
We would like to send our thanks for all the work you have done recently at Cedar House. We were really impressed with your electricians Tony and Ben as to how they refused drinks ( we thought all trades people worked on tea and coffee supplies), how polite and considerate they were and finally how tidy they left our offices.
Thanks very much and it’s been a real pleasure working with you over the years also. As a landlord, you’ve been fantastic – always being helpful and proactive, I wish you and Jane and all the other staff at Ransomwood all the very best.
British Heart Foundation
I wanted to write to express our thanks and appreciation for all the help and support we have had from yourself and other members of your team.
Mid Trent Local Cancer Network