28 May '12, 11pm

Top Gear racing track gets the green light with solar array

Sharp-eyed Top Gear viewers may just be able to spot 8,500 newly-installed solar panels as Jeremy Clarkson puts the latest cars through their paces at the famous BBC test track. Dunsfold Park in Surrey, home to the aerodrome where the trials are filmed, has installed a 2MW solar system as part of a plan to power the entire business park with green energy during working hours. Excess electricity generated by the ground-mounted array will be fed back into the grid or sold under Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). FURTHER READING Solar panels are so MoneySupermarket Sky flicks to sustainable broadcasting with new wind turbine The space for the panels was leased to UK solar developer Lightsource , which allows the Park to benefit from cheaper electricity bills and insulation against future energy price rises, While the businesses in Dunsfold Park will be the first to benefit, Ji...

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