Steps Towards Permaculture and Sustainability: 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.
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!