Wisbech firm plays eco role in groundbreaking BBC experiment
PUBLISHED: 10:39 11 December 2009 | UPDATED: 09:24 02 June 2010
A WISBECH company has helped create a human power station as part of a groundbreaking experiment by the BBC. An energy efficient modular home from the Tydd St Giles Golf and Leisure Estate, was used in a Bang Goes the Theory – Human Power Station spe
A WISBECH company has helped create a 'human power station' as part of a groundbreaking experiment by the BBC.
An energy efficient 'modular home' from the Tydd St Giles Golf and Leisure Estate, was used in a Bang Goes the Theory - Human Power Station special, to see if people have the ability to power houses.
On Saturday (December 5), BBC HD viewers watched as 80 cyclists used pedal power to create the energy needed to run the property for 24 hours, while an unsuspecting family went about their normal, electricity-hungry routine inside.
John Morphet, who owns Pure Leisure Group, the parent company of Tydd St Giles Golf and Leisure Estate, said: "The idea of the programme was to show how we all use and abuse electricity in our day to day lives without even thinking about it. Our modular homes fit in so well with that idea - not just because they only take 24 hours to build once they have reached their destination, but because of their green credentials. They are all about being energy efficient, eco-friendly alternatives to traditional homes."
The homes, which are available to rent and buy at Tydd St Giles Golf and Leisure Estate, are transported in four units before being fitted together on-site - keeping construction costs and disruption to the local environment low. The lodges are also available from South Lakeland Leisure Village in North Lancashire and direct from Pure Homes.
To see Saturday night's hour-long special visit www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00p8469/Bang_Goes_the_Theory_03_12_2009/
For further information visit www.tyddgolf.co.uk or call on 01945 871007.
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