Beaufort Court open day

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Beaufort Court is the new headquarters building at Kings Langley of the RES group - the UK based wind farm developer. It was officially opened on 24th May by Stephen Timms, Minister for Energy.

The site, adjacent to the M25 motorway, is a conversion of the Ovaltine Egg Farm into a zero emissions office development. As well as the energy efficient office building, the site produces its own power via a wind turbine (a "second hand" Vestas V29 225kW system), has 170 square metres of solar panels proving both heat and photo-voltaics, stores heat in an underground heat store, uses underground water for cooling, and grows biomas (elephant grass) for fuel.

The site has an energy trail laid out around all these features, and on 12th June this was well used as part of an open day. Hundreds of people visited for a look round this high profile innovative site - where the bright sun and brisk breeze meant the major systems were producing power. The website has charts of energy production so you can see how these systems run over time.
See also:Kings Langley wind turbine visible from M25 (19/10/03)
See also:Project Profile: Beaufort Court (2/3/06)
Item: #319, Posted: 16/6/04.

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