Meeting with the council's renewables people

After a farce trying to get past reception we had a great meeting. Discussed the outline plan for the trail site and received great feedback and support. Wind has serious problems at the moment because of the visual impact issues and obviously there isn't much scope for effective hydro generation. So, solar has lots of support right up to the top political levels.

A local distribution business is looking at creating an electric vehicle fleet and obviously our proximity to their depot looks attractive so that is one to keep an eye on.

There was also time to touch on the Ribbon which was well received and brought forward the idea of a smaller standalone high level PV canopy that also provided shade in areas around the town. I'll try to find some time to sketch out a few ideas.

A follow up meeting with the DC officer for the area should put some meat on the bones for the trail.