On the 16th March 2018, Pil (Pyle) Primary School’s year 5 visited Parc Stormy to learn more about Renewable Energy. They had a science week in school so the visit to see us brought what they learned in class to life.
In the Solcer House, they learned about low cost energy positive housing, solar gain, air source heat pumps, solar roofs and batteries.
Learning about our 0.735MW solar array.
At the Kiwi Power / Tesla lithium ion 4.0MW battery. The children were learning about energy storage, Firm Frequency Response (FFR), and a battery’s role in balancing electricity from renewable sources before power is exported to the National Grid.
Going inside a wind turbine!
Most of the children had not been so close to a turbine before.
At the Anaerobic Digestion plant, the kids learned about how their household food waste makes the electricity they use in their homes.
…and how the gas from the bacterial process is collected to power the twin 1.5MW engines.
A short talk about AD in the offices of Agrivert.
Visiting the Cenin Cement labs where the XRD and XRF machines are used to analyse the properties of materials such as reclaimed waste ashes and sludges.