World Tour of the Lake District pt2. Does your biomass have a climbing wall?

Cool or what. Biomass building with its own climbing wall!

Cool or what. Biomass building with its own climbing wall!

Follow on from yesterday’s blog. This was a look at the NT Great Langdale camp site next to the Stickle Gill hydro. Proper Green camping! It amazed me the vast amount of hot water a camp site goes through for showers. So much so Great Langdale has a new 150kw Herz wood chip biomass system charging a huge 10,000 litre buffer tank. Most of this water is for showers for the happy campers. Garry and I did have a chat about harvesting this heat from the waste water. Plenty of thinking required on this. The campsite also has a 4kw PV system on the reception block. It does work quite well but being in a valley bottom does limit the overall yield. But what it does generate it does use on site. No visit to an NT site would be complete without someone pointing out a possible hydro and true to form the camp site might have one to supply its electricity…but thats another story. Overall stunning site, energy efficiency push and ‘nice’ and simple district heating wood chip system….with a climbing wall bolted on the outside. This must be a first!

Lots of biomass. including a store  for the campsite charcoal. 150kw wood chip system with a mother of a buffer tank

Lots of biomass. including a store for the campsite charcoal. 150kw wood chip system with a mother of a buffer tank

Nice and discreet PV in the campsite

Nice and discreet PV in the campsite

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2 Responses to World Tour of the Lake District pt2. Does your biomass have a climbing wall?

  1. Sophie dR says:

    Lovely article this! But there is no ‘t’ in Herz 🙂

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