Category Archives: Wales

Community energy flying or should I say digging in

It’s been a mad few months on community energy in this part of Wales. I am one of the founding directors of the first end to end community energy supply companies in UK and the smart meters are being installed … Continue reading

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Penrhyn Castle biomass. Hotting up and bye bye oil

I had a few minutes spare today and so popped over to have a look at how our new Penrhyn Castle biomass is progressing. The new building has a roof. Waiting for the PV system in a few weeks for … Continue reading

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Renewable energy pipe dreams

A pipe dream is according to those in the know ‘an unattainable or fanciful hope or scheme’ I suppose i have misquoted as our dreams over here are being delivered through pipes… and cables, and buildings and most of all … Continue reading

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How to raise £750k from your local community in weeks… trust, enthusiasm, inclusion and a really good video!

Arloisi Gwynedd the Gwynedd EU Leader team are currently looking into how the Bethesda and Llanberis crowdfunding campaigns which they supported were so successful in raising a lot of money (£750k)  from small, rural and financially poor communities in a … Continue reading

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Last major property in NT Wales getting off oil – Devil in the detail (again)

Penrhyn Castle biomass project is now into implementation and delivery, and as always devil is in the detail – in this case about 38 tonnes of detail with many wheels. Elgan the project manager’s first challenge was to ensure that … Continue reading

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North and South there are some new hydros about.

Quick image blog to gladden the heart of renewable energy enthusiasts. Today was South Wales where we had a steering group meeting for the Community Energy Wales development fund. The main subject was where next with this fund given all … Continue reading

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What do you do with a broken PV panel. I have one!

Desmond did the dirty on my PV system over Christmas. One of my PV panels has been destroyed. I have seen a few cracked panels in my work and they still work but this one was mushed so much so … Continue reading

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