Dorset farmer prosecuted for waste crime

A Dorset farmer has pleaded guilty and been given a six-month suspended prison sentence for burning rubbish. David House, who had previously been convicted of assaulting an Environment Agency officer, is also banned from working in the waste industry for five years after the illegal activity at French’s Farm near Poole. Environment Agency officers visited […]

1.1MW boost for Dorset waste-to-energy plant

A waste-to-energy plant in Dorset is to be expanded, with the addition of a further 1.1MW of capacity. Eco Sustainable Solutions awarded the contract to Weltec Biopower UK, which built the original Eco-Dorset AD plant and commissioned it in 2012. The facility is fed by local authority food waste as well as out of date […]

Sunny start for Good Energy’s first solar farm

First electricity has been produced and exported from a 5MW solar farm in Dorset. The site at Tout Hill is Good Energy’s first solar farm and will generate enough electricity to power around 1,300 homes. Juliet Davenport, Founder and CEO of Good Energy said: “The solar farm at Wool will make an important contribution to […]

School hopes energy mission could save £330k

A Dorset boarding and day school is hoping to save £330,000 with a new ‘Mission for Energy Efficiency’. Milton Abbey School which has between 200 and 300 mixed pupils will install a biomass boiler, water harvesting technology and air source heat pumps. It expects to save 3.3 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy and cut […]

Solar powered caravan trial in Britain

Britain’s largest holiday park owner is trialling the use of solar power at one of its holiday homes after it was fitted with a PV array (pictured). Haven partnered with caravan manufacturers Willerby and Environmental Energies and chose Rockley Park, near Poole in Dorset for the trial. The company will monitor the performance of the […]

UK’s first commercial-scale gas-to-grid plant open

The Prince of Wales officially opened the UK’s first commercial-scale gas-to-grid plant yesterday. Located in Rainbarrow Farm, Dorset, it is a joint venture between local farmers and the Duchy of Cornwall. It is the first fully operational commercial scale plant in the country to inject biomethane directly into the gas grid. The plant will use […]

Charge your car while you shop

You can now charge your eco friendly car while you are shopping – thanks to a new device made by a Dorset company. The solar-powered car port, launched by H2Eco last week, has been created for use in large supermarkets and council car parks. The company claims it could generate up to 1,900 kWh of […]

Solar power station opens

One of the largest solar power stations in the country has officially opened in Dorest. Slepe Farm, near Poole can generate more than 500kWh per year enough to power 200 households. The site is unusual as it was built using local suppliers and has 1,780 PV panels managed by energy solutions company Anesco. It’s CEO […]