Lihou Charitable Trust Community Project for 2021

We are delighted to announce the Lihou Charitable Trust as the recipient of our Community Project for 2021.

Over the last few weeks our team have been busy supporting the Trust with a challenging install. Our Technical Operations Manager Wayne spent a long weekend on Lihou to ensure the job was completed in time for a busy season of bookings for the Trust.

Lihou presents some unique logistical challenges with regards to power provision and no fixed line availability. Despite this Fultura is delighted to be able to offer a robust, secure technology solution to enable solar generation monitoring, conservation and nature monitoring. This will be used to benefit the island and as an educational tool for the school groups visiting the island.

Wayne Robert, Technical Operations Manager

Lihou Island is not connected to Guernsey’s electricity network, instead using a solar photo voltaic system and battery storage. There is also no fixed line connection.

A data manager and a live data screen has been installed to monitor the amount of electricity the Island’s solar panels are generating and how much energy visitors are using in Lihou House.

Lihou hosts overnight residential trips for Guernsey primary schools, as well as private groups and stays, all who will benefit from using the live data screens during their visits. Wireless and an internet connection have been made available to the house, and CCTV cameras have been provided to monitor the bird nesting sites and kestrel nesting bird box on the house.

“We are extremely grateful for Fultura’s sponsorship, and their staff’s time, they have gone over and beyond. The connectivity will make a massive difference and has enabled us to complete our solar project.

We will now be able to learn more about how the house is using its solar power and be able to educate school groups on residentials, as well as private guests who stay on the Island.”

Steve Sarre, warden at Lihou Charitable Trust

Fultura will continue to sponsor the project and provide on-going technical support for the Trust for at least the next two years.