Uni students probe renewable energy in Sidmouth

Exeter University students impressed SVEAG members

Exeter University students impressed SVEAG members - Credit: Archant

THE culmination of a year-long project by Exeter University students resulted in a top presentation to Sid Valley Energy Action Group (SVEAG) members at a special meeting.

Professor Bob Miles from SVEAG liaised with Dr Abel Nyamapfene of the engineering department at the university to discuss a series of projects identified by members - designed to look at potential renewable energy systems within the Sidmouth area.

Four students volunteered to undertake a diverse range of ideas, ranging from a cost effective environmentally green energy mix for Sidmouth by Toby Walker, to an anaerobic digestion feasibility study using geographic information systems by William Bowerman-Whyatt.

Derek Chant, chairman of SVEAG, praised the students’ professional presentations.

He said: “All those attending were impressed with the quality of work undertaken by the students and there is no doubt that this information will prove invaluable for our local community.”


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The next SVEAG meeting on Tuesday, June 11, at 7pm at the Anchor Inn, will feature a presentation from Regen on community funding to try and implement some of the ideas presented by the students.

All are welcome.

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Contact the SVEAG on 01395 516655 or 01395 512536 or visit www.visionforsidmouth.org/

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