One of the top Gardens in the UK is going lower carbon. The largest energy budget at the internationally significant gardens at National Trust Bodnant is the use of electricity. As we have explained in previous blogs. When we have a lot of sunshine at National Trust properties we have a lot of visitors ergo we use a lot of electricity (catering especially) when said sunshine is out. Match made in haven for PV energy generation. The new system going in at Bodnant in early September has been sized to match the on site usage. Better value, less risk from FIT digression, no export issues (trading, tax, metering, invoicing and such like) and a big feel good factor. The on site meter shows a 50kw import load… we are installing a 50kw PV system on the site.
Alex has been working with Gareth from a local renewable energy company on the design and technology selection (Carbon Zero Renewables) The location for this sensitive instal is some 240m away in the away from it all overflow car park. A cable will then run down the footpath to Pavilion tea room (heaviest electricity user) this will also supply the visitor reception building in the garden. Work should be completed at the end of Sept. Big fans of PV for on site supply!