However, when the YHA who now operate the House obtained a grant from the Carbon Trust to purchase a solar panel to generate hot water from a renewable energy source it was Ameon who were challenged with the task of the installation.
The accessibility of the site was not fully understood by our survey team who had to walk uphill for over an hour to reach the house. Future visits necessitated a 4×4 in first gear to negotiate the route.
One 4.4 Sq.M Panel has been installed on the roof together with a 250 litre unvented solar storage cylinder, solar pump station and controls. Skiddaw house which provides simple hostel accommodation for walkers and cyclists can now provide it’s guests with hot water generated from an environmentally friendly source.
During the same period Ameon installed 18No. 4.4 m² Solar Panels to the roof of Barrow Leisure centre. The panels are coupled to a 1000 litre solar cylinder and provide hot water from a renewable energy source to heat the swimming pool and domestic hot water. Barrow Leisure centre was yet another project funded by the Carbon Trust Grant scheme and being a much larger installation we were thankful that the location was somewhat less remote than Skiddaw!