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Ty Bro Dyfi

Y Plas,
Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8ER, UK.
phone: 01654 703965
e-mail: info@ecodyfi.org.uk

Become a member of ecodyfi We want everybody in the Valley to join, so it only costs £1. Drop into Ty Bro Dyfi or send some stamps.

The information centre is open Monday to Friday between 10.00 and 3.00. You might even like to get involved in staffing it or in helping to run a project. Please come and see us!

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In the energy section

Training in solar water heating

Solar water heating panel making

Grants now available in most of Powys

Clwb Solar ClubSolar Clubs have been set up to help you heat your water with the sun.

A well-designed system in Wales will provide 50 -60% of a home's domestic hot water from solar power (over an average year).

Solar Clubs -

  • Undertake local promotional activity

  • Offer training and support to householders

  • Offer access to discounts from a range of equipment suppliers

  • Look for other ways to bring down the costs

  • Don't take a profit for themselves

  • Support each other

Members of Solar Clubs -

  • Access independent advice, including home visits to assess suitability

  • Have the price barrier to buying a system reduced

  • Pay a contribution to Club costs

  • May choose to install it themselves or to buy professional installation time

  • May help each other

  • Are trained to fully understand their system and to install it

  • Are empowered to take control of their energy usage.

For more information and a request-for-a-visit form, download this Word document, [file size 259kB]. If you cannot do this, call the number below for a printed copy.

fixing solar water heating panels to a roof

Above: Richard and Edward Rhodes being filmed for BBC Breakfast TV as they install a Thermomax solar water heating system on their bungalow at Garth Caravan Park, Machynlleth

There is a family of Solar Clubs in Wales:

Brecon Beacons Solar Club - Organised by Brecon Beacons National Park / CPRW, in conjunction with the Ecodyfi

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, (attention Tanya Christensen), Park Offices, 7 Glamorgan Street, Brecon, LD3 7DP; Tel. 01874 610745; tanya.christensen@breconbeacons.org

Ceredigion Solar Club - Organised by Ymlaen Ceredigion

Ymlaen Ceredigion, C/o Ceredigion County Council, 15-17 Portland Road, Aberystwyth SY23 2NL; Tel. 01970 633395; helenn@ymlaenceredigion.org.uk

Dyfi Solar Club - Organised by Ecodyfi

Ecodyfi, Ty Bro Ddyfi, Y Plas, Machynlleth SY20 8ER; Tel. 01654 703965; andy.rowland@ecodyfi.org.uk

Pembrokeshire Solar Club - Organised by West Wales Ecocentre in conjunction with Ymlaen Ceredigion

West Wales Eco Centre, Lower St Mary Street, Newport, Pembrokeshire SA42 0TS; Tel. 01239 820235; petew@ecocentre.org.uk

Powys Solar Club - Organised by Ecodyfi in collaboration with Powys Energy Agency

Ecodyfi, Ty Bro Ddyfi, Y Plas, Machynlleth SY20 8ER; Tel. 01654 703965; andy.rowland@ecodyfi.org.uk

They communicate and cooperate with each other, so please make contact with whichever one seems most relevant to you.

Administered by ecodyfi (the Dyfi Eco Valley Partnership) in collaboration with Powys Energy Agency and the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.

 

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