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Store Your Renewable Energy
February 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
An open invitation is extended to anyone who is interested in taking a few steps into Tomorrow’s World of renewables storage. Canolfan Hermon Community Resource Centre is hosting an evening event aimed at how we can all get the most from those solar panels installed on our halls, houses, schools, farms, sheds and in our back gardens. Most people producing electricity from solar panels are selling that electricity to the grid for peanuts but then buying it back during the evenings and night, for nearly 3 times the price. There are now lots of great bits of technology to prevent us being victims of this electricity pricing difference.
The Supporting Resilient Renewable Communities (SRRC), in partnership with Canolfan Hermon bring together three different experts to make these technologies easy for us all to digest. One of the wizard ideas that the event will cover are heat batteries that use the same technology as in those magic reuseable gel hand warmers. These are a market ready innovation suitable for everything from houses to factories developed by Sunamp, a UK company, that can store heat from solar thermal panels and milk coolers as well as power from wind, solar PV or cheap economy 7 electricity. Another specialist will present both: how advanced, and increasingly cheaper, Lithium ion batteries, like those used in Tesla cars, can be placed in homes to store solar electricity; and how other new gizmos can monitor and use energy in a smart way. The final specialist will be there to present and field questions about ground and air source heat pumps – and how these can be best used to get the most from those solar panels
The free event will be at Canolfan Hermon (SA36 0DT) on Thursday 8th February 2018. Doors will open at 6:30pm where there will be a substantial free buffet with vegetarian options and refreshments to allow people to make it a night out. Proceedings will begin promptly at 7:00pm. This is an open event, but please contact Daniel Blackburn via Facebook or on 01239 698768 if you hope to come to give the organisers an idea of numbers, i.e. so the buffet will stretch. This event has been made possible by the EU funded Leader program.