Steps Towards Permaculture and Sustainability: Generating Power

Generating Power

Three solar panels provide power, whilst a fourth heats water, for the New Cottage. There is also a cable to the main kitchen, which services the fridge plus provides a power point for general use.

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Our ultra-modern generator is switched on, when required, providing lights and power to all buildings except the New Cottage

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Heating Water

Three donkeys (wood burning furnaces) heat the water for all the showers and baths, except in the New Cottage. Since there is no thermostat, it is essential to check the water temperature before having a shower or bath since the heat generated is around boiling point!

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Solar Power

To eliminate the need to constantly replace batteries, solar powered lamps and torches provide light at night when the generator is not being used.

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General Information


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