Matthew Dixon, This Is The West Country
China Fleet Country Club in Saltash, The Bedruthan in Newquay and Merchants Manor in Falmouth are just three of Cornwall’s tourism providers who have taken steps to cut back on energy consumption with help from new technology by Liskeard-based ZLC Energy.
Richard Wakefield IT and Technical Services Manager, said: "The Scarlet and The Bedruthan are world renowned as sustainable businesses. It is important for us to invest in low energy technology.
“It was a no brainer to install the panels and ZLC gave us a very good service. We want to work with companies that are sustainable and are going to be around a long time, like us.”
A solar array plus combined heat and power (CHP) units were recommended for each company by ZLC Energy to cope with their constant demand for energy while reducing costs.
Matthew Shepherd, managing director at ZLC said: “When you look at these magnificent hotels and resorts you are dealing with everything from swimming pools to 18 hole golf courses. That’s not to mention the restaurants, conference rooms and of course the rooms themselves.