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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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The Eagle has landed at CAT

i have just returned home after spending my first week on the Renewable Energy and the Built Environment (REBE) course at the Centre for Alternative Technology. It has been a packed week with 5 lectures or practical sessions each day, … 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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North south divide

Have reached a satisfying milestone this week in that the north Wales holiday cottage reviews are all complete, although I’m still not even halfway through the total, with south Wales having 5 more properties that the north. I am now … 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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Back on the road

This week I have been back visiting holiday cottages in North Wales. And what a week to do it in – baking hot weather and barely a cloud in the sky. First up was Fron Dirion in the something valley (I … Continue reading

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Renewables on the Llyn (bit delayed I know!)

Renewable technology Since the introduction of the FIT is has been commonplace to see solar panels on the houses around the UK and I’ve found it unusual to go on a car journey without seeing at least one rooftop solar … Continue reading

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A dam good day out (what engineers do on holiday)

Just come back from a great week’s holiday in Cardigan, South Wales. Sadly the weather wasn’t always on our side and there was a fair amount of the wet stuff falling from heaven. A quick bit of research on rainy … Continue reading

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