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.”

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/