education

powering a greener future

ENGAGING WITH LOCAL COMMUNITies AND BEST SERVING THEIR NEEDS IS AT THE HEART OF WHAT WE DO

We give care and consideration to the effect our projects have on the areas in which they are built, engaging with local communities and ensuring their voices are heard.

Through projects such as Parc Stormy and Home Farm, we have demonstrated that considerable local economic benefit and job creation can be achieved simply by embracing a collaborative approach.

Where possible and when safe to do so, our sites are open for pre-arranged guided tours, so that schools, societies and groups can learn more about renewable energy.

COME TO VISIT
PARC STORMY

Parc Stormy is a great place to see different forms of energy generation in action.

Visitors get the chance to

  • go inside our sustainable eco house designed by Cardiff University
  • walk through our 2,940 solar panels
  • stand inside a 100m + tall operational wind turbine
  • look inside our state of the art minerals research lab
  • learn how the food waste you put out each week turns into renewable electricity

 

Whether you’re a renewable energy enthusiast, business, school or society we welcome visits to our site so you can learn more about the work we’re doing to power a greener future.

If you’re a professional, school or society please book in your visit.

Some of our site visitors...

Ysgol Mynydd Bychan

ROYAL TOWN PLANNING INST.

PENCOED COMPREHENSIVE

The Innovate Trust

NHS
WALES

FRIENDS OF THE EARTH

OUR COMMITMENT TO NATURE & BIODIVERSITY

We are committed to preserving and enhancing the natural habitat for wildlife and flora on all of the projects we work on.

At Parc Stormy we are gradually improving the site with the help of local horticultural specialist, Glyn Seburn. We have planted beech trees, created wild flower areas which will attract and sustain bees and other insects, built a bee hotel, put up nesting boxes, and installed a hedgehog shelter.

Glyn has built dry stone walls using recycled stone from the site which are pleasing aesthetically but also provide excellent habitat for insects and small mammals, as well as acting as corridors and staging posts for birds.

The site is home to a wide range of species including rabbits, slow worm, common lizard, field vole, moles, foxes, peregrine falcon, buzzard, pied wagtail, kite, carrion crows, common linnet and migratory swallows. Native plant species include cowslips, viper’s bugloss, eyebright, wild thyme, and bee orchid.

“We had a good day!
That was the best trip ever!”

Class 3 Llanedeyrn Primary