Project is aimed at the villages of Histon and Impington in
Cambridgeshire. In our pilot (Phase I), we will install
Light House systems in up to 50 homes in those two villages
and in up to 10 additional homes outside the area. The
latter is designed to help spread the idea into other areas
for Phase II. By 2012, we expect to
again become carbon neutral by re-converting
the majority of homes in Histon and Impington to
use renewable energy. It must be remembered that for most
of our history, these two villages were carbon neutral and living
in balance with nature.
Phase I of Project Light House is
beginning in late July. If all goes to
schedule we expect
to select and complete installations at
all 50 sites by Christmas. There are several
organisations who will be partnering with us and we will
announce details at our official launch in September.
Anyone in or near the
villages of Histon and Impington will be eligible subject to
certain requirements and conditions. For example, we will
need to make sure that you have a clear, unshadowed place to
mount the solar panels. You will also be required to change
your existing incandescent lamps to Energy Saving lamps.
If you are interested please contact us as soon as possible to
avoid disappointment. There's no obligation. We
will contact you with details and meet with you to answer your
specific questions. All of the installation work will be
carried out by professionals to a high standard.
For those in our Phase I pilot programme the needed equipment
will be funded by grants. Homeowners will have to
replace any ordinary light bulbs with energy saving lamps at
their own expense but that should be a very minimal
Yes, there's much
more. During Phase I of Project Light House we hope to
gather the information and data we need to accelerate Phase II
- the installation of over 3000 Light House systems in the
Histon-Impington and surrounding areas.
that the biggest barrier to home use of renewable energy is
. We are doing two things to remove that
barrier: 1. We are developing a renewable energy co-op to bulk
buy products at a much reduced cost and 2.
we are developing the financial ties that will provide either low or zero
interest loans that can be paid back entirely with savings
made from using the Light House system (typically £150-£250 per
year for the average home) while still leaving a handsome
'annual profit' for the home owner.
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