From Day 1, our 7.5MW solar farm has been using the suns power to generate clean energy equivalent to over 1,100 of our homes per year. This goes a significant way to offsetting the impact that creating the village has in the short term.
By 2050, the impact of 1,500 cleverly designed homes in use will be in full force. We estimate that in a little under 30 years, West Carclaze will hit Net Zero. From then on, it’s just keeps getting better!
All the time, those 500,000 trees will be maturing into the greatest legacy of all. By 2050, we’ll be saving around 9,000 tonnes more carbon per year than we’re using. But bigger trees take up more carbon — and by 2122 we will have saved 1.1m tons of carbon!
That’s the same as every household going on a 32,000 mile roadtrip in their diesel car. Every year. For 100 years!