We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award at the upcoming Guernsey Community Foundation awards for our work on Lihou Island.
Fultura helped The Lihou Charitable Trust, enabling the trust to continue and enchance its important conservation work, along with its education programme on renewable energy.
Lihou Island has been used as an educational ‘case study’ for the benefit of all the schoolchildren who visit the island.
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.
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.
“This has been a wonderful project for the staff to be involved in, igniting the passion we have for delivering technology and aiding positive change. Staff have volunteered their time for design, configuration and insulation, and continue to give support, even out of normal working hours.”
“Lihou presented some unique logistical challenges with regards to power provision and no fixed line availability. Despite this Fultura was 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
Fultura will continue to sponsor the project and provide on-going technical support for the Trust for the next two years at least.