Solar deal powers RSPB

The RSPB has used a new finance deal with Triodos Bank to install renewable energy projects across its nature reserves.

A loan of £710,000 has supported the installation of over 700 solar panels at seven nature reserves, including Minsmere, The Lodge and Bempton Cliffs. It is expected that these will provide up to 80 per cent of the sites’ annual energy requirements as well as providing income from selling energy back to the grid. The RSPB has also used the finance to install a new biomass boiler at Old Moor and deploy energy-efficient LED lighting across ten office locations.

Phillip Bate, senior relationship manager at Triodos Bank UK, commented: “We are really proud that RSPB has chosen us to be its partner to finance this project. Our values and mission as a bank align well with its work protecting and restoring habitats while helping the UK’s bird species to thrive.”

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