Saturday, 11 June 2011

Green energy

We have been interested in doing our bit for the planet for some time. When the pool was built, David constructed a solar panels to heat the pool water. This has been very successful, raising the pool temperature by 5-7 degrees C (10-15 degrees F) and extending the swimming season by about a month in Spring and Autumn.

Last year we installed photovoltaic panels to generate our electricity. We are looking into Geo-thermal energy for the central heating and household hot water.

We have also installed a grey water system for the goats and garden. There is lots of scope for increasing our collection over the next few years.

Despite all this, we still feel conserving energy is a priority. Please help us by doing your bit - turn lights off, and only use the tumble drier if essential. The sun is free and green!