The original transition ‘Energy’ group evolved into FLoW (Failand, Wraxall and Long Ashton), and has now become part of Low Carbon Gordano, who have raised £2.3m and built a solar array by the M5 just north of the junction going off to the new Severn Bridge.
We support reduction in energy use, for example through insulation and lending electric energy monitors, and installation of renewables such as solar lot water and electric. The Royal British Legion has a 5kW solar PV array, and the church now has PV panels out of sight on its roof, as part of its sustainable heating system using an air source heat pump and under floor heating.
Transition Long Ashton Energy Group was formed to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and work towards a carbon-neutral village.
The group is fortunate in having considerable expertise amongst its members in the fields of home insulation and fuel economy as well as solar, wind and ground source energy.
We have electricity monitors which we are lending to anyone who is interested in knowing more about the pattern of their power consumption with a view to improved economy.
We are also actively encouraging as many householders as possible to take advantage of the Feed in Tariff by installing their own renewable energy systems. The energy map which we have prepared shows that with all the solar, biomass and ground energy systems so far installed we are already one of the best provided in the country and the number of systems is rising all the time.
Anyone who thinks they could contribute to this exciting project and would like to join the group should get in touch.
Contact: Ian Webb