We have commissioned a domestic photovoltaic solar panel array here at Rampisham Hill Farm. Installed by Solar Power INTL based in Middlemarsh near Sherborne, a 9.76 KWp system has been running since early May 2011. Within three months of it being commissioned we had generated more electricity than the farmhouse uses in a whole year!

Our next renewable energy project was to install a Mitsubushi Ecodan air source heat pump. We have had this running for a year now and are very impressed with its performance, costing about £2.25 per day to provide hot water and heating to our three-bedroom property during winter, and considerable less during summer, especially as it is using the power from our solar panels.