BBC’s Top Gear studio fuelled by the sun


The aerodrome at Dunsfold Park in Surrey is infamous as the home of BBC’s Top Gear test track and studios. However, the park now has another claim to fame; Dunsfold Park has become one of the nation’s only business parks to be fed entirely on ‘green energy’.

Next time a ‘star in a reasonably priced car’ hurtles through the follow-through, viewers might also make out 8,500 ground-mounted solar panels flanking the track.

The 2MW installation will provide the business park at Dunsfold Aerodrome with enough electricity during working hours to power the entire business park and any excess energy generated will be fed back into the National Grid.