Going Green renewable energy at Wimpole

Preparing for drilling boreholes

As part of the National Trust's Renewable Energy Investment Programme, Wimpole is looking at various ways we can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

What's changed?

Wimpole Hall and the Old Rectory Restaurant used an oil-fired heating system which we have removed and replaced with the installation of a ground source heat pump through boreholes in part of the current car park.

This should not only reduce the cost of buying the oil, we should also reduce our carbon emissions.  This is stage one of going greener, stage two has seen some renewable energy used in our visitor weclome building and new car park.

Latest updates

08 Aug 19

Solar PV Installation

We've installed 1,472 solar panels on the edge of the new car park, the largest of its kind in the NT generating 50% of Wimpole Estate annual electricity use and saving 152 tonnes of CO2 saved per year.

Rows of solar panels

03 Dec 18

Replacement radiators

Some of our radiators have been updated to ones that work more efficiently with this new heat pump system.

Radiators removed from the restaurant

22 Oct 18

Heat pumps are commisioned

The system is all ready to go so we've had training on how it runs and how to maintain it, cleaning filters etc We'll still need to change some of our radiators to more efficient ones, but that can be completed over the next few weeks.

Staff stand in the restaurant plant room learning how the heat pump works