Hafod y Llan NT renewables open day

200 people and me in my best wells. Arwyns idea of using the biodegradable seating! one day under the visitors and the next will be under the cattle!

200 people and me in my best wellies. Arwyn’s idea of using the biodegradable seating! one day under the visitors and the next will be under the cattle!

Rain, mist, 200 people and more renewable energy technology that you could shake a stick at. This was the open day at Hafod y Llan yesterday. We had invited 200 or so people who had shown an interest in our work over the last few years. Scotland and Ireland were well represented as well as quite a few NT colleges from across England and Wales. The rain came down in buckets but this added to the day. John, Dave, Arwyn, Paul, Alison, Karen, Jayne, Wynn…the list goes on an on in terms of the people who made the day special and possible. The vision behind the day was to share what we have all learnt in terms of process, technology, funding, operating the large array of technology installed at the farm. We also wanted people to see aspects such as the large hydro whilst it’s in its installing phase and before it is hidden and buried for the next 100 years. It would be hard to grasp the amount of work involved in installing this technology unless you get to see and talk about the process (nothing beats seeing a mile of large pipe) It was a day of Anaerobic digesters, biomass, large and small hydro, PV, electric vehicles LED and the list goes on. I think we keep forgetting the sheer amount of work which has been and is being installed at the farm. The aim of the work at the farm is to grow our own energy but also to show a small glimpse of a farm which in terms of energy is harvesting something different but also sorting itself out in terms of energy efficiency. Think we will do this again!

There was some special kit at the farm as well. From this exotic Tesla electric sports car to Clifford Jones showing us their prototype timber PV frame

There was some special kit at the farm as well. Exotic Tesla electric sport car thanks to Kevin at ZeroCarbonWorld who supplied us with the EV charging points. Clifford Jones showing us their prototype timber PV frame (worlds first with a 25 year warranty)

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