Everybody has a skill…do YOU grow tasty fruit, perfect vegetables, perfect blooms? Do you enjoy baking or photography? Or are you handy with a needle and thread, or a paintbrush? Whatever your hobby, you could win a prize at the South Hill Horticultural Show on August 18th 2018.
This year we also have a Dog Show and a Duck Race, both organised by Callington Young Farmers Club, raising money for St Luke’s Hospice, show funds and Club funds.
PLUS a CAR BOOT SALE, Bring your items to sell or donate for us to sell, raising money for the Parish Hall Funds, a FIVER a pitch >> contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Ali 384544
Trebartha open the file for more info on Trebartha.
The Hydro system has been operational since December 2015. Water is taken off at the in take area on the Withey Brook, just below Hawks Tor, through a 1.2 kilometre stretch of pipe, dropping 90 metres down to the Turbine House. The turbine is a 4 jet vertical shafted pelton wheel, with a 350 kw generator. The power is fed to a high voltage transformer in the adjoining enclosure before being exported to the local WPD grid. The scheme is estimated to generate some 1,000 MWhs of energy a year – enough for some 2000 domestic properties – this could vary +/- 30% depending on rainfall.
SHARE continues to work towards a more sustainable future for South Hill. Our solar PV installations are generating well, and beginning to reap the rewards. As you know, we are a Community Benefit Society (a “Bencom”) which means that our aim is to use profits to benefit the local community.
Since the 40kW rooftop PV array was installed at Church Park in June this year, we have now received our first payment for electricity exported to the National Grid, together with the Feed-in Tariff, and our first payment for the sale of electricity to Mark Pethick. We are happy that we have a good working relationship with Mark, who has been very patient and supportive during the development stage.
“The Role of Community Energy in a Changing Energy System”, presented by RegenSW in Exeter. The event, included presentations by representatives of several organisations . It was encouraging and inspiring to be with like-minded people from groups similar to ourselves in the South West. Tamar Energy Community (Tavistock), TRESOC (Totnes), Teign Energy Communities, Exeter Community Energy, Transition Networkand more. We are not alone in our quest for a sustainable future in renewable energy. It was also interesting and useful to chat with the business representatives present. Continue reading →