Willerby announces all-electric specification as green game-changer for holiday homes industry

Willerby CEO Peter Munk, second right, with team members involved in developing Willerby All-E, from left, Rob Mooney, Technical Director; Danny Chadwick, Electrical Engineer; Chloe Lidster, Director of Customer Experience; Josh Mills, Senior Product Manager; Byron Zagoras, Head of Process Engineering; and Emillie Ayre, Junior Product Manager.

Hull-based holiday homes designer and manufacturer Willerby has announced it has developed a pioneering all-electric specification enabling its models to be powered solely by electricity on the majority of UK holiday parks.

The Willerby All-E specification is a UK first, as it means all-electric Willerby models will be able to be sited at most holiday parks across the country, making it a green game-changer for the holiday homes industry.

The major breakthrough reinforces Willerby’s reputation as the sector leader on sustainability and comes ahead of the Great Holiday Home Show, the UK’s biggest outdoor holiday home, caravan and motorhome show, which opens on Friday, September 8.

Developed by Willerby’s in-house technical and product development teams, Willerby All-E will be showcased in a Willerby holiday home at the event, which is being staged for the first time at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate.

Public and trade showgoers are being invited to visit the Willerby Village to view a Willerby All-E holiday home and hear how the ground-breaking system will lead the industry’s green transition from liquid petroleum gas (LPG) to electric energy.

Willerby All-E addresses the significant challenge of switching to cleaner and greener energy when electricity supply to holiday parks is limited, with most pitches capped to a maximum 32A supply.

The Willerby All-E system uses intelligent technology to monitor and optimise electricity usage at all times, to avoid the supply being exceeded.

For example, the central heating can draw less power when the oven or hob are in use, then kick back in immediately afterwards.

The system is made possible by three major innovations:

• Willerby holiday homes are built to the Willerby GreEN Standard, which reduces energy consumption by up to 28%.

• With the help of a patented thermal battery, it has been possible to separate central heating and hot water, thereby replacing the traditional combi boiler – a breakthrough in the development of Willerby All-E.

• The whole system is constantly monitored and managed by the latest technology and software to ensure optimum electricity usage with minimum wastage.

It all means the user experience in Willerby All-E models is identical to a traditionally-powered holiday home, while being better for the environment.

Willerby CEO Peter Munk said: “We’re very excited to announce this major breakthrough, which will enable the holiday parks industry to take a big leap forward.

“Our Willerby All-E specification is the natural next step on our sustainability journey, following the introduction of the Willerby GreEN Standard last year.

“We know holiday home owners share our passion for protecting the planet and recognise that holiday parks already offer one of the most sustainable forms of tourism. Now, this ground-breaking innovation will make holidays and short breaks in Willerby models even greener.

“Equally, holiday park operators are committed to sustainability and the Willerby All-E specification will enable them to push ahead in moving from gas to electric energy supply and embrace more ways to generate green electricity on their sites.”

News of the Willerby All-E specification comes hot on the heels of Willerby becoming the first manufacturer in the holiday homes industry to publish a Sustainability Report.

The report details the extensive measures the business has taken, such as the introduction of Willerby All-E, to cut carbon emissions and work with partners to pave the way to a green future for the holiday homes industry.

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