Centre for Alternative Technology

Centre for Alternative Technology

Beschreibung

Nestled in the foothills of Snowdonia, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) offers positive solutions and training towards making Britain and beyond zero carbon. Our range of postgraduate and practical skills courses draw on more than 40 years of experience in sustainability, renewable energy, architecture and the built environment. Join one of our programmes and gain the practical skills to launch your career in making change happen.

Kurshighlights

Centre for Alternative Technology
Kurs Introduction to Solar P.V. in Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology
  • Kurs
  • Machynlleth (Wales)
  • nach Wahl
  • 1 Tag

...Introduction to Solar PV, the difference between on grid and off grid systems, design, and on-grid systems in detail including feed in tariffs and planning capacity... Lerne:: Solar pv, Photovoltaic solar power installations, Renewable Energy... Mehr ansehen


67 
*Orientierungspreis
Originalpreis in GBP:
£ 60
Centre for Alternative Technology
Kurs Solar P.V. Off-grid Systems in Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology
  • Kurs
  • Blended in Machynlleth (Wales)
  • nach Wahl
  • 1 Tag

...course the day before, as a foundation of understanding of PV is required to fully benefit. We strongly recommend that you take the introduction course the day before... Lerne:: Off-grid systems, Solar Energy, Solar Panel... Mehr ansehen


67 
*Orientierungspreis
Originalpreis in GBP:
£ 60
  • Kurs
  • Blended in Machynlleth (Wales)
  • nach Wahl
  • 7h - 5 Tage

...fuel preparation, chimneys and control systems. This course is exceptional in its field and gives installers a thorough grounding in biomass... Lerne:: Feasibility study, Biomass operation, Biomass heating system design... Mehr ansehen


1.063 
*Orientierungspreis
Originalpreis in GBP:
£ 950
Centre for Alternative Technology
Kurs Eco Refurbishment in Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology
  • Kurs
  • Blended in Machynlleth (Wales)
  • nach Wahl
  • 4 Tage

...sessions to support all of the material on the course, from roof insulation, to water conservation and compost toilets. How will the course be taught?... Lerne:: Environmental Impact, Renewable Energy, Healthy buildings... Mehr ansehen


503 
*Orientierungspreis
Originalpreis in GBP:
£ 450
Centre for Alternative Technology
Kurs Timber Frame Self Build in Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology
  • Kurs
  • Blended in Machynlleth (Wales)
  • nach Wahl
  • 5 Tage

...own projects so bring along drawings and plans with you too, if you like. This course is the first in the series and you’ll be building a frame using... Lerne:: Solar pv, Using tools, Solar Energy... Mehr ansehen


671 
zzgl. MwSt.
*Orientierungspreis
Originalpreis in GBP:
£ 600
Centre for Alternative Technology
Kurs Building with Straw Bales in Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology
  • Kurs
  • Machynlleth (Wales)
  • nach Wahl
  • 28h - 5 Tage

...Students will leave the course with a sound knowledge of building with straw bale and will gain the confidence to embark on their own projects... Lerne:: Thermal mass, Natural building material, Sustainable Building Materials... Mehr ansehen


559 
*Orientierungspreis
Originalpreis in GBP:
£ 500

Dozenten

 Jane Fisher
Jane Fisher
Lead Academic

 Ruth Stevenson
Ruth Stevenson
Senior Lecturer

 Trish Andrews
Trish Andrews
Senior Lecturer

Adam Tyler
Adam Tyler
Engineer

CAT’s specialist renewables engineer and tutor.

Annabel Cooper
Annabel Cooper
Engineer

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Sämtliche Information über Centre for Alternative Technology

Geschichte

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) was founded in 1973 on the site of the disused Llwyngwern slate quarry near Machynlleth, in Mid Wales.

When founder Gerard Morgan-Grenville started the organisation, he conceived "a project to show the nature of the problem and show ways of going forward." It was originally a community dedicated to eco-friendly principles and a 'test bed' for new ideas and technologies - the Visitor Centre was a later addition.

In the beginning, progress in the quarry was slow, and the early attempts to raise money were frustrating. Volunteers worked long hours, often by candlelight - there was no electricity on the site at that time.

Liz Todd, one of the early volunteers, remembers shrews running across the table during mealtimes and eating from plates. An old engine shed with a leaking roof was the only habitable building on site at that time.

Slowly, increasing numbers of interested people came to CAT, and many stayed as volunteers. As more workers arrived, they brought a wide range of skills and experience.

In 1974, The Duke of Edinburgh visited CAT. After his visit, some members of staff suggested turning part of the site into a Visitor Centre, a permanent exhibition to explain CAT's work and generate interest in alternative technology. It opened to the public in 1975.

Since then, CAT has grown to become Europe's leading eco-centre. It is staffed by 90 permanent staff and volunteers all year round, and a further 60 people during the summer months. We receive around 65,000 visitors every year, who come to learn about our work.

CAT (as a Visitor Centre) celebrated its 30th birthday in 2005. Far from settling down to a quiet life, the Centre is constantly changing and adapting. We continue to produce exciting new projects, schemes and ideas, building on over three decades of knowledge and experience.

Beschreibung

Nestled in the foothills of Snowdonia, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) offers positive solutions and training towards making Britain and beyond zero carbon. Our range of postgraduate and practical skills courses draw on more than 40 years of experience in sustainability, renewable energy, architecture and the built environment. Join one of our programmes and gain the practical skills to launch your career in making change happen.