Renewable energy event taking place in National Park


Residents and businesses in the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park can find out more about renewable energy at the Talybont on Usk Energy Open Day on Sunday 21st September 2-5pm in Henderson Hall, Talybont.

Talybont on Usk Energy are hosting the event to promote a vast range of renewable technologies.  On offer will be tours of the Talybont hydro electric turbine, the Henderson Hall photovoltaic panels and air-source heating, the Talybont woodland and domestic PV, solar hot water and hydro. There will be a chance to try electric cars, Twizys, electric bikes and find out how to join or start a community car club. The free event will also give people the chance to some win eco- friendly prizes and there’ll be tea and cake on offer for everyone.

In the hall, there will be various information stalls, tips on saving money and energy and keeping warmer this winter and an array of interesting eco products which we plan to raffle during the afternoon. Products being demonstrated include a rain proof washing line, a solar phone charger and a shower timer as well as basic energy efficiency products such as reflective radiator panels and draught excluders.

If you have any apples in your garden bring them along to press.  The Green Valleys will be there with their apple cider pressing and juicing equipment.

Alison Kidd, Director of the Talybont on Usk Energy Group said;  “This is a fantastic opportunity to look at renewable energy schemes, at how to save energy and money and have a look at some of the products that can help you do that.  We hope that the day will be fun and informative and that everyone can go home inspired to take action to save money by reducing their energy usage.”

Helen Roderick, Sustainable Development Fund Officer for Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority said:  “This event will provide a ‘one-stop shop’ for people to come and learn about the measures being undertaken in Talybont to generate income from renewable energy and to save energy in the home and on the road.  There will be something for everyone.”