LED Bulbs Arrive

Today we finally received 250 2.5w 60 LED GU10 bulbs. 185 are for the corridors of the Health Club and Spa Treatments; these corridors are lit for 15 hours per day, each bulb was a 50watt halogen; this equates to around 22 tonnes of CO2 per year (about 2 average households) and they cost £5600 per annum in electricity costs.GU10 LEDs
The LED replacement bulbs cost roughly £6 each and the cost of fitting each bulb with various adapters is around £8 giving a total cost to replace these 185 bulbs of roughly £2500. Fortunately these replacement bulbs are 3watt each (considerably less than 50watt), they will still be on 15 hours per day but will now produce only 1.31 tonnes of Co2 and cost around £350 per year to have lit. We got these bulbs from Graham Smith of Future Green Light on Ebay shops.

Wood Burning Boilers Arrive

Today we received 2 large ROJEK wood burning boilers at 49.5 KW weighing 500 kg each. We have bought these to assist in heating and hot water for the hotel at 100kw’s they are rather powerful as they give this output all the time as long as they are kept fed Rojek Boilerwith wood every 5 hours. Unlike a gas boilers you can not turn them off so they basically operate at a lesser degree of flexibility so you need some large vessels to store all the hot water produced. Fortunately we have just the thing in the accumulator tanks. The aim is to use this heat to supply the hotel and test the theory and principle of attempting to run a hotel this size with some green energy. Incidentally we got the boilers from http://www.axminster.co.uk/shop-Rojek.htm the delivery and service have been very good.

UPDATED April 2009; We have not as yet fitted these boilers we are somewhat behind a little; such is life. We are having trouble finding a place that is not too far away where we can fit the 5000l accumulator; these things are very big!