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Wonderful weeks of wind in wet west Wales!

A bit late I know, but better late than never I guess?? A couple of weeks ago I was back at CAT For the second week of the wind power module. This covers large scale commercial wind development, rather than … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Biomass

An Introduction to Biomass. Excellent summary of Biomass technology by Freya, from the Centre for Alternative Technology In Wales

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Elan Valley Hydro – Victorian engineering at it’s finest

Last weekend I had a short break in the Radnor area of Wales – a part of the country that I’ve only ever passed through before. I was a bit skeptical about what there could be to do there but I was … Continue reading

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Pedal Powered Party!

On Saturday 9th September, as part of the Cultural Olympiad, and coinciding with the closing ceremony of the Paralympic games, there will be a pedal powered party in Derby, UK. This will use the bicycle generators that were built by me and … Continue reading

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On a roll(er)

An update on the pedal power project – the generator is now up and running thanks to a friend of mine who generously helped me out with some metal fabrication, using the metal workshop at his workplace. These parts are … Continue reading

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Pedal powered party

Here’s a link to a superb video that explains all about the pedal power workshop I went to a few weeks ago. Unfortunately it was filmed the day after I was there so you don’t get to see me in … Continue reading

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No pain no gain

I’m a keen rock climber, and since the weather recently has been persisting it down, I’ve been visiting the climbing wall to keep in shape. A new bouldering wall called the Climbing Hangar has opened in Liverpool recently, and along … Continue reading

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Hydro haven

Just come back from a long weekend in the lake district and as per usual the weather was a mix of glorious sunshine and biblical downpours. While I was there I managed to get a couple of runs in and also a … Continue reading

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Pedal Power Workshop

Spent Saturday of this weekend at the Silk Mill in Derby, an industrial museum. I was taking part in a workshop to create 4 pedal powered generators for the city to use in future community events, after hearing about it … Continue reading

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Off the beaten track and off the grid

This week I have completed another round of National Trust holiday cottage reviews in North Wales, and (most of the time) I have been lucky with the weather. Another 6 properties ticked of the list, and another 6 stunning locations … Continue reading

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