steve barson who bought Navitron and made it the biggest renewables company in UK (for a long time) giving a course on the delightfully simple solar hot water system you can install with minimal cost and difficulty
It is frustrating to see renewables too expensive for those who most need them. It would be nice if they were as common as owning a cat or a hoover and more use than both.
So Cilgwyn community got a grant to help a bunch of locals install. This is nearly at an end, there may be a few grants left for solar hot water or biomass, ie wood for heating but get
in touch asap.
Anything getting a grant has to be MCS, ie Micro certification scheme approved. Easy for solar hot water, but few wood stoves are. Most are industrial
looking boxes you would keep in a shed or utility space. One looks like a lush log fire for the living room which is what it is. It supplies 15 kw to water, 10 to roomheat. This, the Broseley Evolution 26 is a dead simple system (cold water pressurised) and
feelds straight into the existing cylinder. To get the grant for biofuels you have to kick out your fossil fuel central heating if you havent already done so.
If you fail to
get a grant with this nearly finished funding project, despair not because:
You can self install solar hot water for under a grand. That is a great deal, absurd not to do it,
provided you use enough hot water for washing and have somewhere in the sun for the panel(s).
Get in touch via the visitor page for info or ring 01239 820971
Re the wood fuel stove, if you have a wood supply and your limbs work, and you need to heat your home, then get into wood fuel. First reduce your heating down to a tiny need with any method you
can.. insulation, smaller living space in winter, more occupants or heat emitting machines.. jumpers, active lifestyle, passive house techniques. Then use a little wood to top up and your heating and conscience will be sorted. No more foul fossil fuel wars
at your expense, and an I did my bit for climate tale to tell the descendents. And warmth.