The Solar Energy Society (UK-ISES)
Scottish Solar Energy Group
with the support of:
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Valley Tourist Board
Energy Centre for Sustainable Communities
EUROSUN 2006 TOURS
All the tours will take place on FRIDAY 30th June, to avoid delegates having to abandon sessions of the conference.
They are designed to show Scotland’s wide range of renewable energy technologies, to allow delegates to relax at a whisky distillery and to see something of Scotland’s outstandingly beautiful hills and glens.
All tours leave Glasgow (Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road) at 9am.
Return to Glasgow at approx 5pm for full day tours and 1pm for the half day tour.
TOUR 1 WIND THEME
PROVEN ENGINEERING in Ayrshire, pioneers of a novel design for small wind turbines which uses origami principles for machines which are specially designed for areas of high winds. Proven wind turbines have an excellent track record in some of the world’s most hostile environments.
Visit a large wind farm built and operated by AIRTRICITY, one of the main wind developers in Scotland. The wind farm is near Ardrossan, on the Clyde coast.
Visit a malt distillery (Glengoyne) near Glasgow (lunch)
Sail on Scotland’s first PV powered boat on Loch Lomond.
TOUR 2 WAVE THEME
Visit Edinburgh University’s wave tank and meet wave pioneer Prof Stephen Salter.
Visit OCEAN POWER DELIVERY, Edinburgh, the world’s first commercial developers of off-shore wave generators. Meet Dr Richard Yemm, an ex-student of Prof Salter and managing director of OPD.
Visit SCOTCH WHISKY VISITOR CENTRE, adjacent to Edinburgh Castle (lunch)
Walkabout in the centre of historic Edinburgh.
TOUR 3 SOLAR THEME
Visit the world’s largest transparent insulation material (TIM) installation at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, student residences.
Visit Shettleston Housing association, Glasgow, to see a unique experiment in combining solar space heating with geothermal heat collection from water in abandoned mine workings. Meet John Gilbert, architect, who masterminded the scheme.
Visit Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland’s leading university in solar energy, to see Scotland’s biggest building integrated PV system. Meet solar leader Prof Tariq Muneer.
Visit SCOTCH WHISKY VISITOR CENTRE, adjacent to Edinburgh Castle (lunch).
Walkabout in heart of historic city of Edinburgh.
TOUR 4 WHISKY THEME
Visit three malt whisky distilleries in Perth-shire to compare production methods and sample the produce.
Sail on Loch Lomond on Scotland’s first solar powered boat.
TOUR 5 HALF-DAY TOUR
Visit a malt whisky distillery (Glengoyne) near Glasgow
Sail on Scotland’s first PV powered boat on Loch Lomond
The price for the 4 full day tours is £35 per person and £20 per person for the half-day tour
For further information, contact Kerr MacGregor, tel +44 (0) 1875 830 271, email: email@example.com