On Friday, the E-Si team went to Sark for a training day and to carry out some general maintenance on our largest project there. The site is a free range chicken farm which aims to be self sustainable, supplying it's own vegetables and creating it's own energy.
For hot water and heating, there is a Mitsubishi air-source heat pump which runs off the electricity provided by the batteries charged from the Solar PVs. Air source heat pumps use the cool air from outside and converts it into hot water. As the electricity is made from the panels, this method makes it completely clean from carbon emissions and fuel consumption such as oil, gas and coal.
Project manager Craig explains to Fionn and Seb some of the works to be carried out in the day.