A HOLIDAY park is investing in green technology with an aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Waterside Holiday Park & Spa and Chesil Vista Holiday Park installed solar panels throughout their venues throughout the winter as part of an effort to become a greener holiday group.

This was made possible with an investment of more than £135,000 in the technology.

The venues also installed charging points for electric cars as part of the project.

Justin Smith, aftersales and business compliance manager at The Waterside Holiday Group, said: “It’s really important to us all at Waterside to make sure that we’re at the forefront of making sure our holiday parks are eco-friendly for current and future generations to enjoy.

“These energy and electric vehicle infrastructure investments will help us to reduce running costs, and the impact of future energy price increases on the business.”

165 solar panels have been installed at Waterside Holiday Park and Spa, and 282 at Chesil Vista Holiday Park.

These panels are estimated to have a yearly output of 125,867 kilowatt hours, which is claimed to be enough to power 29 average homes.

This is anticipated to lead to a reduction of 81,024 kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

Miranda Jacobs, director of The Waterside Holiday Group, said: “Our aim is to be a responsible and sustainable operation, and one of the greenest in the industry.

We will continue to look at ways to increase the efficiency and environmental credentials at each of our parks.”

The Waterside Holiday Group are also encouraging its guests to recycle more during their stay.

They will provide recycling bins and clear bags along with information cards explaining how to separate waste and reducing the amount going to landfill.

The electric car charging points will operate through the Pod Point Open Charge app, with the first hour used per day free of charge to owners from any of the Waterside Holiday Group’s three parks.