The Brent Knoll branch of the RSPCA has applied for permission to build a wind turbine that will help reduce its electricity price.
After researching ways to lower the cost of heating and electricity bills, the organisation concluded renewable energy is the answer, the Weston Mercury reports.
Trustee Rita Hinton explained how the RSPCA is welfare based and often struggles with funding as the centre's heating bills are "enormous".
Talking about the wind turbine, she said: "We see it as a way to cut down on our bills and to act responsibly by investing in renewable energy."
Currently, the charity requires £600 a day to run the animal sanctuary, with construction of a 11kw wind turbine with an 18m mast expected to halve electricity bills.
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