Renewable Energy -free training gets householders signing up

A free course giving details of renewable energy options for the home has been so popular it is to be run again. The EU Leader+ programme and the Isle of Wight Council funded the course. It was promoted and administered by the Footprint Trust who engaged Encraft a specialist company who give independent guidance to householders and businesses on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

The repeat course will run in Newport for four evenings commencing on 28th January 2008. Booking is essential plus a commitment to coming to the entire course. In brief this is what will be covered….

·Planning/background issues, costs, siting, choosing the right system – Mon 28th Jan. 7pm

·Solar Energy – free heat from the sun? – Mon 4th Feb. 7pm

·Domestic Wind Energy – cheap power from thin air? – Mon 11th Feb 7pm

·Biomass Energy – modern wood-fired systems – Mon 18th Feb 7pm

Ray Harrington-Vail of the Footprint Trust said,

‘We were pleasantly surprised by the large number of people who expressed an interest. Over 30 people came to the course and we have almost filled up the second one…’

‘Clearly people support the Council’s Eco Island vision and want to do something positive..’

‘The course gives an overview of all the issues associated with small-scale renewable energy…and the need to insulate and conserve energy as a first principle…’

Contact Footprint Trust to book a free place on
82–22-82 or email