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The Sun is Shining!

Category : Technologies

The Sun is Shining in Scotland

Did you think that it is always grey and rainy in Scotland? Fortunately, for us, this is not the case. In fact, in this area June is our sunniest month of the year, which is also often the month we get the least wind. This is why we have combined solar and wind power in our microgrid based in the Energy Park, Methil, Fife.

We have just looked over our solar energy generated in June 2018 and we are delighted with the data. We knew it had been an unusually sunny June, but we have generated more solar power than expected. Our total solar energy generated in June 2018 was over 20,000 kWh, compared to 17,000 kWh of solar energy generated in June 2017. So the sun does occasionally come out in Scotland! Let us hope we have many more sunny summer days ahead of us to help our PV panels meet the energy demand of the microgrid.

To find out more about our solar generation or wind generation statistics, book a tour. Tours can be run Monday to Friday during business hours.  Alternatively ask about our consultancy services, where we can help you design your project.

Read more about the Levenmouth Community Energy Project here.


SHFCA conference 2016

It was a very exciting end of the month with the 8th annual Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA) conference 2016. This conference provided the opportunity to promote the importance of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

 

An update on the Levenmouth Community Energy Project (LCEP) was presented by our Education Officer Lorna, promoting the use of hydrogen fuel cell technologies to power vehicles and provide a means of clean and sustainable transport. We are delighted we could be involved and have the opportunity to communicate our progress and hard work with other companies who share our goal to develop the use of hydrogen and fuel cells in energy and transport!

 

The LCEP has allowed for the renewal and expansion of the Hydrogen Office and also the Methil Docks Business Park. Keep an eye on the newspage for updates or contact us to chat to the team.

 


David wins Young Professionals Green Energy Award!

Category : Technologies

There was a lot of excitement at the BGH office last week when David Hogg our Technical Manager was given the Innovator Award at the Young Professionals Green Energy Awards. The event was held at Glasgow Science Centre.

David said ” I’m delighted to have won this award. To me, this reflects the hard work of the whole Levenmouth Community Energy Project team. I can’t wait to be able to showcase the innovation involved in the energy system to everyone who wishes to visit Bright Green Hydrogen”.

 

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David and the other winners now go forward to be considered for the Rising Star award at the Scottish Green Energy Awards later in the year.

 

Other winners include:

  • Academic Award : Dr Adrian de Andres, University of Edinburgh
  • Leader Award : Tony Gannon, ScottishPower Renewables(Glasgow)
  • Communicator Award : Lisa MacKenzie, EMEC (Orkney)
  • Achiever Award : Rosie Scurr, Mainstream Renewable Power (Scotland’s east coast)
  • Professional Award : John Allsopp, Arcus Consulting
  • Business Development Award : Lachlan McInnes, McInnes Plumbing and Heating / McInnes Renewables (Inverness)
  • Engineer Award : Brian Farrell, Natural Power (Stirling)
  • Judges Award : Peter Greaves, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (Glasgow)

This achievement is a great testimony to the hard work and dedication that David has shown to Bright Green Hydrogen and the Levenmouth Community Energy Project.