The National Park Authority administers Sustainable Development Fund grants in Pembrokeshire. To read summary details of the projects supported by the fund, choose a project title from the list below.
Funding will pay for a renewable energy technical advisor from the Eco Centre Wales to provide farmers with independent and impartial technical advice if they are considering capital investment in renewable technologies. The advice will include an on –site feasibility study and assessment of viable renewable technologies, with the aim of achieving an increase in the annual generation of renewable electricity from the farming sector in Pembrokeshire. It is hoped that with assistance, Pembrokeshire farmers will reduce their reliance on fossil fuels, their costs and also their environmental impact. Importantly the project will also contribute to the ‘green sector’ of the local economy, increase the training and employment opportunities for renewable energy technology installers and contribute to Pembrokeshire’s renewable energy targets.The project also aims to diversify farm income through renewable electricity and heat generation. The study will provide details on site suitability; appropriate technologies; potential generation; potential income; impacts; initial start up and ongoing costs.The officer will also assist with monitoring potential sites for suitability and provide the equipment for doing so (e.g. wind monitoring or stream flow monitoring) and any requirements under planning law. As well as providing the technical support service, the project will carry out engagement activities such as seminars, workshops, conferences etc to stimulate demand across the project area.
Project Total Cost: £94,591.00
Grant Awarded: £46,781.00