Lessons in Sustainability:
Glen spent 35 years in the oil and gas industry, a senior partner at PWC as a consultant before turning to renewables. For the last three years he has been on a mission to build sustainable, energy efficient housing.
From their factory in North Pembrokeshire Glen and his team developed Ty Solar, the energy efficient homes, from Welsh timber: Structure – C16 Sitka spruce; Cladding – Larch; Windows & doors – Douglas Fir. The project has enabled local businesses to collaborate, young people to be trained and created employment opportunities in a rural area.
Using this model Western Solar has developed Pentre Solar, a hamlet of 6 solar homes in Pembrokeshire let to those on the social housing register. Western Solar are looking to replicate this model throughout Wales.