Category Archives: Wales

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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Battery storage. Should I or what?

All I seem to be reading about at the moment is how battery storage will plug the gap from generation to consumption and make us all very rich or at least smug. I hear stories from neighbours with PV who are … Continue reading

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Details now coming to light with my new external insulation. Not in a good way!

Its been 8months but more importantly a winter has now almost passed since i upgraded the outside of my house with 4″ of external insulation. In previous blogs I mentioned that detailing is everything with external insulation. IT IS! I … Continue reading

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