April the 28th and 29th will see a weekend packed with activity at Grow Heathrow, all about grassroots renewable energy solutions. We’ll be working with wind turbines, solar panels, bike generators, rocket stoves, earth ovens, wood burners, solar ovens, sound systems, and more.
Saturday will be a day of designing, building discussing and tweaking. We’ll be continuing work on the Transition Heathrow bike generator, building some DIY solar panels, plumbing in hot water to our shower, building a rocket stove, and taking the Grow Heathrow wind turbine down for scheduled maintenance. In the evening there will be pizza from our earth oven and a special off-grid screening of ‘Pulling the Plug’, a documentary about the future of the UK’s electricity supply.
Sunday will be a renewable energy open day for locals to come along and check out all the projects that Transition Heathrow and our visiting guests have been working on, including some nifty practical demos. It will be a fantastic opportunity for people in the community to get hands-on experience of different types of renewable energies, and to learn more about what renewable energy is, and why it’s becoming increasingly important in our communities.
Join us from 2 to 6pm on Saturday, or 12 to 4pm on Sunday. All ages and levels of experience welcomed.