Lessons in Sustainability:

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Glen Peters

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.