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Herstmonceux Castle

Ecosphere Renewables are delighted to working with The Bader International Study Centre located in Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex on its “Green Castle Initiative”.

This initiative commits the Bader International Study Centre to reducing the carbon footprint of Herstmonceux Castle while at the same time creating a teaching and learning complex on the Herstmonceux Estate where students from around the world can study sustainability, microgeneration, renewable energy, and responsible global stewardship.

The Project

Ecosphere installed a 50kWp Solar PV system which should generate over 50,000 kWh’s of electricity and save over 500 tons of CO2 over 25 years.

The college will benefit from greatly reduced bills and will generate an income via The Feed in Tariff resulting in a 13.5% annual ROI and a 7 year pay back. The Feed in Tariff is paid for 20 years and is tax free and index linked.

Ecosphere have also installed Air Source Heat Pumps to residential properties on the site to significantly reduce heating bills as these properties were previously using fuel oil.

The Member of Parliament for Bexhill and Battle, the Rt. Hon. Greg Barker, officially launched the first phase of the “Green Castle Initiative” by opening the operation of the 50KWp Solar PV array at Herstmonceux Castle.

Greg Barker commented:

“This is a terrific local initiative and as Energy and Climate Change Minister, it gives me great pleasure to see such a bold green energy vision being brought to life in my own ‘back yard’.”

Rob Santler – Director Ecosphere Renewables commented:

“The Castle Green Initiative is an excellent combination of practical energy reduction whilst also serving as a learning tool for the students. It shows great foresight and we hope that Bader will lead the way in this kind of insightful thinking”

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