|UK’s First Renewable Energy Centre Opens in Raynes Park
A local hub for communicating the attractions of renewable energy
From the warm flames of a log burning stove which produces heat and hot water, to the high tech Heat Bank which resembles a Dalek, Green Square has a wide range of renewable technologies on display to tempt homeowners.
At the opening of the store on Kingston Road in Raynes Park, pupils from Raynes Park High school gave a short talk on why we should all be concerned about energy security and why renewable energy was the future. Their presentation was clear and straightforward – and an inspiration to all the adults present.
Ark Putney Academy pupil, 12 year old Stella Postigo from Wimbledon, was presented with her prize of an iPad and £250 for her school as the winner of Green Square’s ‘Design a house of the future’.
With increasing fuel bills, homeowners may be attracted by the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme which will offer fixed payments for heat generated in a similar way to the Feed in Tariff for solar electricity.
Richard Hiblen, Director of Green Square, commented: “We are delighted to be opening the UK’s first dedicated renewable energy store. Our goal is to show every homeowner how to make their home sustainable for the future whilst providing thousands of pounds in extra income.”
He continued:“Being eco-friendly is so important to children it was only natural that as part of our launch we offered them something that they too could get involved with. Green Square has everything a homeowner needs under one roof and we were looking for a winner who had the same thought processes to us and combined the use of technologies with natural resources. The level of entries to the competition exceeded our expectations, in fact we were blown away by the quality and the understanding that children have about energy saving. Stella was a deserving winner and is a role model for the future generations.”
Polly Amos & Laura Polglase