The Anonymous Widower

The Bunhill Energy Centre

I went to the Bunhill Energy Centre as it was one of sites in Open House.

This centre provides enough heat and electricity for 700 homes.

We shall be seeing a lot more developments like this. I’ve always felt that small versions of the same system, using the same principles of a gas powered engine driving a generator, could be used to power and heat larger houses and small industrial premises. In fact Tomorrow’s World showed such a system based on a Fiat car engine in the 1980s.

We are just too conservative about how we generate electricity and heat.

Strangely, I met someone here, who was just a couple of years ahead of me at Minchenden.

September 21, 2013 - Posted by | World | , , ,


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