A TOP attraction will now run entirely on renewable energy.

Brighton Palace Pier has struck up a two-year deal with green firm Octopus Energy in a bid to boost its eco credentials.

The partnership will prevent more than 1,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.

That is the equivalent of taking 319 cars off the roads for two years.

Octopus Energy business director Zoisa Walton said her firm wants to revolutionise the way firms in the city use their energy.

“Most of our electricity comes directly from a solar farm in Hailsham so we’re using local sources,” she said.

“The other thing we offer is cheaper rates for businesses who don’t use electricity at peak hours.

“We’re trying to change the way businesses interact with the National Grid and the times they use their energy.

“We’d like to see a future where energy can be locally focused.”

More than 100 Brighton firms have signed up to the company’s Brighton Business Power tariff.