Project: Solar powered lighting in strawbale building

Grant received: £2,000

We’ve had one winter with our solar powered lights, and they have made a huge difference. We’ve spent more time in the kitchen, producing more jams and jellies. More importantly, our regular sessions are no longer restricted by the dark in winter.

We also really like talking to our participants about the lights and the technology behind them – because it is such a simple system, it makes renewable technology more real and easy to understand, and they can see the benefits for themselves.