Posts Tagged ‘Photovoltaics’

Historic coal mining museum uses sun to power its facilities

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Western Mail 24th July 2013

One of Wales’ most iconic tourist attractions – and a reminder of the country’s 19th century industrial heritage – is using the latest in renewable energy technology to help power its facilities. (more…)

Solar powered coal mining for National Museum Wales’ Big Pit

Monday, December 10th, 2012


Wales’ national coal mining museum is now benefitting from solar energy following the installation of PV panels.

Big Pit, one of Wales’ biggest tourist attractions and part of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, is also a working coal mine. Whilst coal is at the heart of the museum’s existence, from now on 6.35% of its energy will be green.

The museum has installed 200 photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of the Big Pit museum building in Blaenafon, South Wales. They have also fitted a further 200 panels to the roof of the National Collection Centre in Nantgarw. The panels will generate electricity, 100% of which will be used on the site and any surplus fed into the grid to earn additional funds for the museum. (more…)

Warm Wales beats feed-in tariff deadline

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Plans to install 100 photovoltaic systems on homes owned by Cantref at Abersystwyth, Newquay and Borth in Ceredigion were brought forward and delivered within 10 working days to beat the tariff changes.

The £418,000 project investment will deliver an income for Cantref for the next 24 years. Those tenants whose homes have received the new systems will benefit from the use of free electricity during the day, and the income gained from the sale of surplus electricity will be available for re-investment for the benefit of other Cantref properties and tenants. (more…)