Tuesday, 28 September 2010

What’s the Payback?

We are launching a competition to find out if the Island of Guernsey, and the public of the world knows what the true payback for renewable energy technology is.
2000 postcards are being sent out and there is a three part answer to the question.
The recipient needs to fill in the three answers and send it back FREEPOST to the address pre-printed on the postcard. We will compile and scan every entry card and post it on the “What’s the Payback?” Facebook page. The aim is to stimulate debate and interest and solutions to the deep issues planet earth faces at this time in its history. Whether its deepening economic woe, climate change, peak oil, the middle east, terrorism, disappearing species, poverty, lack of water for some and too much for others, we need a collective world vision to take human society beyond its present situation. In one sense we’ve never had it better! However we could quickly go the route of other failed societies in the past.
The winner gets a day trip to Sark, with a free lunch for two, a delightful carriage ride and a tour of the Clos Bourel Energy Project, plus free entrance to our Eco-home workshop on 12th November worth £150. There will be three runner’s up winning a place on the workshop and 10 runner’s up will win solar powered torches.
The campaign will culminate in a lunchtime address for the business community by the evening seminar’s key note speakers. In the evening doors will open at 7pm to the public where there will be an opportunity to view the latest renewable energy equipments from ground source heat pumps to solar photovoltaics and talk directly to UK technical staff as well as our Renewable Energy Engineers. Keynote speakers will be Andrew Hillier, CEO of Ice Energy, the largest distributor of heat pumps in the UK, and Tony Book of Riomay his company being one the oldest players in the European solar thermal distribution market. Other leading solar businesses will be added to the list. Each speaker will be putting their personal spin on what they think the ‘payback’ for Renewables is. We will be using three cameras and uploading the resultant informative film to You Tube.
Check out our new website on www.e-si.com for rules of the competition and links to our Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr pages. There’s access for everyone, you don’t need to be a Facebook user to follow the campaign as it builds.

Thursday 11th November.
Lunchtime Talks for the Business Community – 12pm to 2pm
Lunch £5.50, Coffee, Tea, Water inclusive. Tel 01481 200388.

Open House for the Public 7pm (free) –
meet the exhibitors, see the equipment, bar open.

Seminar 8pm for the Public (free) – spaces limited to 60 people,
please book in advance if you can. Tel 01481 200388.

Friday 12th November.
Architects, Builders, Developers and other Professionals
Workshop 9.30 – 12.30pm £200 pp, lunch and refreshments inclusive.

General Public, Self-Build, Self-Project Managed Eco-Builds
Workshop 9.30 – 12.30pm £150 pp, lunch and refreshments inclusive.

Workshops will focus on integrating the latest advanced technologies into eco-homes and run by UK industry professionals and E-Si CEO Paul Fletcher.
UK Renewable Energy Company’s Exhibiting
Solar Century – photovoltaic roof tiles.
Ice Energy – Ground, Air and Water Source heat pumps.
By Mitsubishi and IVT.
Riomay – advanced solar thermal collectors.
Wind and Sun – Solar Photovoltaics and Inverters
By BP Solar, Romag, SMA.
Evinox – Advanced Hot Water Tanks
By Geminox
Warmworld – Intelligent Heat Controls
See the ‘Dataterm’
Swift Renewable Devices – Wind Turbines
See the new ‘Swift’
Uponor – energy efficient piping
By Unipipe and Ecoflex

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