Energy was finally completed in May, pretty much on schedule for both
cost and project time scales. In fact the power generation part of the
project by the use of renewable sources was generating power and selling
it to the national grid in April.
In the first month we have generated 540 units with an income of over
£240. Project Green Energy is the
name given to the collective actions taken to reduce the carbon
footprint created by the Village Hall.
The other part of the project, to use less energy in the running
of the Hall, will show benefits during the colder months ahead.
At the centre of the village, the Hall is extensively used all the year
round with approx 20 different groups using the facilities and we expect
that these groups will benefit from the project as well as the
In 2010 the Hall committee commissioned an audit carried out by
actonenergy to understand
areas of opportunities there may be to reduce energy consumption.
The primary areas highlighted for improvement were the old
inefficient oil boiler and the loft insulation thickness.
The old oil boiler is no more, having now been replaced by a Gas
boiler and the loft insulation is now boosted to10inch thick.
Looking at the power generating part of the project, this is a project
that took less than 2 days to install and will provide an income through
continuous power generation for 25years.
What has physically been done to the Village Hall is to fix 22
Solar PV panels to the south facing roof, and it is these that convert
the solar light into energy
We are very grateful to various organisations for the grant
support we have received:·
This has been a very
interesting and valuable project with plenty of further potential within
An open evening in the Village Hall on
June 22 gave Wolvey residents a chance to discuss with installers and
the Village Hall Committee the work that has been carried out.
Project Green Energy Picture
To view Pictures of the Solar Panel Installation;
To view Pictures from the Open
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