|PSEEG members inspect the solar array at Rhosygilwen|
The Power of the Sun
Members and friends of Pembrokeshire South East Energy Group were hugely impressed with their recent visit to Dr Glen Peter's solar farm at Rhosygilwen. Glen explained his reasons for undertaking this project. These included supporting Government policies aimed at encouraging people to invest in renewable energy and the ongoing need for clean green energy.
When the new Feed in Tariff for renewable energy was introduced, Rhosygilwen was fortunate in that it already had an 11 kVolt connection to the grid. Despite a very tight time schedule Glen was able to gain planning permission (the first in Wales) and install and commission the solar farm in under two years. This is now projected to produce well over 1GWh (1 million KiloWatt-hours) of clean green electricity each year for the next 25 years. As Glen pointed out the cost of the sun's energy is free. Unlike fossil fuels it will not increase over time. It also contributes to national energy security.
The Group also had the opportunity to see the new, beautiful, low carbon Oak Hall (available for function bookings) and the Walled Garden which was again part of the Rhosygilwen country estate.
It was inspiring to see a practical alternative to burning fossil fuels for the nation's energy and that there were some amongst us who were prepared to act to safeguard the interests of future generations.
PSEEG's guest speaker on Thursday 17th May will be Andy Irvin, Flood Incident Management Team Leader at the Environment Agency. With the greater likelihood of extreme weather events and rising sea levels resulting from global warming it will be instructive to learn how we can plan for this type of emergency. The meeting will be held at 7.00 p.m. in the Regency Hall, Saundersfoot, and members of the public are cordially invited to join us.
|23rd March 2012||Planting Green Thoughts: A talk by Jo Horsley, Environment Wales Development Officer|
|24th February 2012||The Atlantic Array offshore wind farm: A talk by Robert Thornhill, Development Manager|
|2nd December 2011||Pathfinder Progress: A talk by Peter Willis from the Welsh Government's Pathfinder Programme|
|4th November 2011||The DeltaStream project: A talk by Chris Williams, Development Director of Tidal Energy Ltd.|
|30th September 2011||How Green is my Valley?: A talk by Grenville Ham, Manager of The Green Valleys Project|
|23rd September 2011||PSEEG's visit to Carew Mill with Marten Lewis of the Darwin Centre|
|5th August 2011||The Manner of the Message: A talk by Neil Sefton on communication skills|
|24th June 2011||The Work of the Darwin Centre: A talk by Marten Lewis, manager of the Darwin Centre|
|27th May 2011||Electric Cars – The Road Ahead?: The talk by John Lilly of Dragon Electric Vehicles|
|13th May 2011||Are electric cars the way forward?: A talk by John Lilly of Dragon Electric Vehicles|
|22nd April 2011||Sustainability in Action: A visit to the Science & Technology Park (Technium) in Pembroke Dock|
|1st April 2011||A Revolution in Wind Energy?: A talk by Vaughan Griffiths from Quietrevolution, Pembroke Dock|
|25th February 2011||Preparing for Floods: A talk by Richard Wickes of the Environment Agency|
|14th January 2011||The Way Forward for Wind?: A talk by Steve Hack of Seren Energy|
|12th November 2010||How Green is your Castle?: The National Trust & Global Warming|
|15th October 2010||Challenge of the Rising Sea: The effects on the Pembrokeshire coastline|
|10th August 2010||The beautiful Welsh coastline: Response to possible rising sea levels|
|18th June 2010||Visit to Costain at Canaston Bridge: Not Costing the Earth|
|16th April 2010||Feed in Tariffs: Power to the People|
|12th March 2010||Heat Pumps & Photo Voltaic Panels: Prepare for the Goodlife|
|12th February 2010||Parliamentary Candiates at Green Question Time in Saundersfoot|
|15th January 2010||Weather & Climate: A Question of Energy|
|4th December 2009||Sustainable Community Ventures: Regeneration in Pembrokeshire|
|13th November 2009||Community Initiatives: Sustainable Wales leads by example|
|16th October 2009||Climate Change Challenge for Candidates & Micro-generation with wind turbines|
|2nd October 2009||A Visit to Castle Pill Wind Farm: Quiet blows the wind|
|11th September 2009||Renewable Sustainable Energy: An Energy Survey for South East Pembrokeshire|
|10th July 2009||A talk by Lorraine Dallmeier of Infinergy: Wind Power - Pembrokeshire's Potential|
|12th June 2009||St. Oswald's, Jeffreyston - Pembrokeshire's Beacon of Sustainability|
|24th April 2009||Solar Panels: Three Cheers for Sunny Pembrokeshire|
|13th March 2009||Ashton Hayes Community Energy Reduction & Hot Water From the Sun|
|13th February 2009||Could Pembrokeshire go carbon neutral?|
|14th November 2008||Environment Wales to provide 'Start-Up' Funding for PSEEG|
|17th October 2008||PSEEG to become a Registered Charity|