I recently visited E-Si's R&D site, the Clos Bourel Energy Project in Sark to help build an alluminium frame for some Solar Photovoltaics. Although it's not out of the norm to find me occasionaly on site, I am mostly always at the E-Si offices, so it was exciting as well as educational and interesting for me to take to the tools and best of all visit a small beautiful island as a bonus!
The jobs in hand for the day were constructing the frame for the Pv's and erect two wind turbines.
|The team arrive on Sark and await the tractor coach to pick us up.|
|Renewable Energy Engineer Dave preparing the 1st Wind Turbine.|
|REE Fionn sorting cables for connection of turbine.|
|And the first one is up.|
|Fionn preparing the second.|
|Paul begins work on the frame.|
|Myself bolting the frame to the temporary concrete blocks. The eventual plan is to have a concrete plinth poured later under the panels around the blocks.|
|Solar panels by BP|
|The team discussing the next stage.|
|Panels already previosly installed on site by E-Si.|
|Back home to a much larger island.|