Solar Energy Day, 12 July


Solar energy day

12-4pm, 12 July 2014, Windmill Hill City Farm

Want to know how solar panels work? Need practical advice on saving and generating energy in your home? Find out more about cutting your fuel bills, grants for insulation, speak to experts about renewables, and look at options if you don’t have much money.

There will be advice and information from two local installers.  Sunlight Future will provide advice on solar, other types of renewables in the domestic context and electric car charging.  Urbane Eco will be on hand to talk about solid wall insulation and the use of natural materials.

displays  |  stalls  |  local installers

solar panel workshop  |  make your own solar shower

bike power machine  |  activities for children

The solar panel workshop will be run by Demand Energy Equality and you’ll get a chance to help make solar panels for the leaves of the Bristol Solar Tree (more info here).

Bristol Green Doors, Bristol Energy Network, Bristol Power Co-op and others will be there to help you find out more about options for your home, getting involved in your community, and investing in city-wide community energy initiatives. While you’re there, why not stop for lunch at the farm, say hello to the animals and check out the solar array on the farm buildings?



The day is being funded through Regen South West’s Ready for Retrofit programme – more info here

Upcoming Events – BEG Calendar

Nikki Jones climate change and energy series
1930-2130 at Tobacco Factory (The Snug)

9th October - What is climate change?
16th October - Global energy trends
23rd October - UK energy, emissions and targets
30th October - Is nuclear the answer?
13th November - Film showing: Food, Inc.
20th November - Land use and climate change
27th November - The way forward