These images were taken on a camping trip that some of the renewable energy masters student recently made to an off-the-grid farm. The farm belongs to Tony Davies who is also a student on the renewable energy and the built environment course at CAT.
Tony and his standalone, dual tracking photovoltaic system which supplies electricity for his off-grid sheep farm in Elan Valley, Wales.
On the top of the hill, on Tony’s sheep farm looking down on the Elan reservoirs. This is an area of grass that the sheep refuse to eat. Tony is currently growing it to supply to IBERS (part of Aberystwyth University research department), for research into turning it into pellets and potentially using it as fuel, in his/ any biomass boiler.
The temporary camp-site with the standalone photovoltaic system, Tony’s off-grid farm and Elan Valley reservoirs in the background.
The control system for the PVs, with a separate small room for the batteries. The electricity generated is stored until it is required by the farm