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What do the Eden Project, UK’s largest electricity generating water wheel and National Trust’s Snowdon Hydro have in common? #piclo

Piclo is not a miss spelling of a small wind instrument but the latest government-funded trial in non traditional energy selling. Piclo is a peer-to-peer selling platform! Its been called an eBay for energy. The thinking is that seller and … Continue reading

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The Sod is off… National Trust latest two mansions worth of energy from the newest hydro

Just outside Bethesda on the mouth of the Ogwen valley the latest National Trust hydro has cut is first ‘sod’. This is the latest in the National Trust Renewable Energy investment program. Project Manager Rob Gwilim has a very big … Continue reading

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Devils in the hydro detail. The best gin in the world!

I was out yesterday as part of a Fit for the Future network sharing session. Paul was showing and telling around the marine source heat pump in the morning and I was in Hafod y Llan in the afternoon talking hydro, … Continue reading

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Initial feedback from the Phone App’ energy control at an NT holiday cottage… ’tis good!

Blog from Alex Turret Environmental Practices Advisor who is leading on a pilot for remote control of energy systems at our holiday cottages. Previous Blog  As with any pilot project, particularly one on an unknown quantity such as an old … Continue reading

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Bullet has been bit… After a lot of trailing, testing and infrastructure instillation we have the first EV (Snowdonia)

This morning and it was Snowdon again with our esteemed colleagues from up North or some of the general managers from the Lake District to give them their official title. I was there to talk renewables… but The Snowdonia property … Continue reading

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Wow, wow, wow… the orchids are back! PV looking great as well! Plas Newydd

Popped over to Plas Newydd a couple of days ago to see if the ‘Coterie’ was back… Collective noun for orchids. I had to look it up! The 150,000 were back and with a lot of new flowery friends. The … Continue reading

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…and the jacket goes on my house. External insulation is us

We are three weeks into the process of externally insulating my house. As explained before. detail detail detail. The system is a Rockwool one which is glued on to the wall and all of the small voids are filled with foam. … Continue reading

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