The solar array has been in place for two and a half years and has generated over 100 000 kWh. And the ground sorce heating plant has been operating for ayear and created a similar output of clean energy.
Pictured at some for the 204 solar panels which run our site.
This is a conservation corner, which is left free of crops (wheat in this case) so that it is available for wildlife.
This sort of setting supports, among other things, small mammals which in turn support their predators, such are barn owls, of which there are now thought to be only 3,000 breeding pairs in the whole UK. We have at least two.
The Moot Hall, in Soulton Court, is currently undergoing restoration.
This fantastic room has been unused for 60 years. Originally, it was used for the administrative functions of the manor (the manorial court sat there, and indeed it shown as offices in a plan from 1799).
It is going to make a wonderful space for events and meetings -- an add significantly to what Soulton Court provides already .
In order to advice our thinking on green heating of Soulton, we have commissioned an extensive audit of the heating demands of our buildings.
We are pleased to be able to share this report with anyone who takes a keen interest in greening. You can find the report here.
We are giving very strong consideration to ground source heating to replace our current reliance on oil. Additionally, we are looking at ways of increasing the efficiency of our buildings' use of/ability to retain heat. Naturally, we are somewhat restricted in this as a listed building -- but we have agreed one or two ways we can improve this, and there has been much effort in previous years on this.