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Solar could subsidise affordable housing

Western Solar Ltd, the Welsh company behind the innovative TY Solar design believes that the income from solar power could subsidise affordable homes. The falling cost and increasing efficiency of photo voltaic (PV) panels have begun to make this a reality.   This...

Solar School Project in Nepal

Nepal's electricity grid creaks under the strain of providing power to its cities and towns so when it comes to villages they have very little chance of connecting up. Western Solar Ltd has sponsored a 1 KWh PV rooftop system at a village school in Dadhar, about 4...

Press Release: Western Solar win a Green Apple Award

On the way to Green Glory We are really pleased to have won a Green Apple Built Environment Award, a national campaign to find Britain's greenest companies, councils and communities. Here is the press release from the awarding body, that explains the background in...

Press Release: Solar Hamlet for affordable living

Pembrokeshire based Western Solar Ltd announced their intention today to build Wales’ first Solar Hamlet at Glanrhyd in North Pembrokeshire based on their award winning Ty Solar zero energy home, exclusively for people local to the North Pembrokeshire area. A...

Ty Solar – an update

Message from Dr Glen Peters, CEO "It's 6 months since we commissioned Ty Solar and we’ve been thrilled with its performance as a zero energy house. Its meagre energy usage and its substantial electricity production have all met our expectations. Our main Solar...

Greenpower Finals – the Results

Aberteifi Tigers finish 2013 season with invite to Wales Rally GB A report from the Greenpower finals "The 2013 season drew to a wet & windy close at Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit last weekend. After 2 top ten finishes in the regional heats, the team were hoping...

Press Release: The House with No Fuel Bills

New concept eliminates rising energy costs & answers the demand for low-cost housing in one eco-friendly package [Press release Monday 28th October 2013] Affordable homes which generate their entire energy requirement at zero cost, while creating a potential...

Greenpower Finals – Cardigan School

Representatives of Cardigan School have qualified for the UK finals of Greenpower, a competition designed to promote sustainable engineering to young people. The national finals are to be held at Goodwood Racecourse in West Sussex on 13th October.   The team -...

Vernacular Housing

A change of perception When we think of wooden buildings we may think of garden sheds and Swiss ski chalets, or revisit history and the Great Fire of London when wooden houses burnt to the ground. There is, undoubtedly, a cultural bias against wooden buildings, even...

What we’ve learned so far

If you are considering developing a sizeable PV installation in your backyard, you might find some of these pointers - based on our own experience - useful. Beware of Cowboys There are many people who purport to have the expertise and skills, but in our experience...