Sleat Renewables Ltd (SRL)
is the subsidiary company of Sleat Community Trust. It deals with the Renewable Energy activities of the Trust and mananges a wide variety of projects
The Clean Sleat
In 2009 SRL were awarded £99,000 by the Climate Challenge Fund to reduce the Carbon Footprint of the peninsula by around 6% over two years.
particular projects include:-
Rotovator - to encourage more vegetable growing
Log-splitter - to encourage better use of local resources for heating
Garden Shredder - for garden mulch and compost
General Purpose 750 kgs trailer
All of these are free for Sleat residents to hire. Contact Henry Mains on 01471 833730
SRL is investigating the possiblity of a (900KW) community-owned wind turbine on A'Mhaoile, the hill next the main road at the north end of Sleat. The July 2010 average wind was 8.3 m/s. This made it the windiest complete month of the year since the anemometer went up in January and raised the overall wind speed average to 7.3 m/s. If this project succeeds it will take several years to complete, but will then bring in substantial income for the benefit of the Sleat community.
Biomass - Woodchips
in 2009 Sabhal Mòr Ostaig installed a woodchip boiler in its carpark, to supply the buildings with hot water and heating - this accounts for the delicious smell of wood-smoke in the area! SRL purchased logs from the Ord Forest and every few months chips them and delivers them to the boiler. This will become a major part of the Tormore Forest development.
Biomass - advice and free wood-chips
Angus Robertson is very happy to provide advice to local home-owners about greater us of woodchip and pellets.
Spare damp woodchips are also freely available for local gardens as mulch or on footpaths.
Sleat Bike Week
The annual bike week is a great success, encouraging more adults and children to cycle safely in Sleat.