Even in inner London there are areas without a readily available grid connection. One such place is Westcott Park Community Garden - a small area in Acton between a housing estate and three busy train lines – which has been transformed into a community garden to provide gardening courses and space for the local volunteers.
The garden centre is currently being used to offer tuition on growing fruits and vegetables, bee keeping, composting and raising chickens. This is all taught on site with a small classroom for the students to complete their theory based learning in. The difficulty has been that without any available power they were not able to use the building for their learning or welfare facilities.
Mark Patterson, Chairman of the Westcott Park Community Garden Association, contacted Energy Solutions to find out more about the options for an affordable solution that would not only supply power but also help to keep future running costs down. The centre had secured some essential grants from Tesco, Heathrow community fund and the London Community project to fund the purchase of the energy supply and after discussions with Energy’s technical team decided the EasyGrid 3000 was the perfect solution. The EasyGrid unit was installed at the site by Caplor Energy who were also supplying their integrated solar array – providing the centre with free future energy at a low initial cost.
Now in place the EasyGrid has enabled the Westcott Park Community Garden to use the powered classroom as an all-in-one location learning experience; and they are providing a unique and engaging service to the local community as well as one to one tuition for autistic children.
We were delighted to be able to help support the Westcott Park Community Garden on this project and wish them all the best for the future.
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