Centre for Alternative Technology

Centre for Alternative Technology

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Nestled in the foothills of Snowdonia, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) offers positive solutions and training towards making Britain and beyond zero carbon. Our range of postgraduate and practical skills courses draw on more than 40 years of experience in sustainability, renewable energy, architecture and the built environment. Join one of our programmes and gain the practical skills to launch your career in making change happen.

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Cursos destacados

Centre for Alternative Technology
Introduction to Solar P.V.
Centre for Alternative Technology
  • Curso
  • Machynlleth (Gales)
  • Fechas a elegir
  • 1 Día

...to work in tandem with the Solar P.V. Off-grid Systems (the day after) or be a stand alone course... Aprende sobre: Solar pv, Feed in tariffs, Photovoltaic solar power installations... Ver más


67 
*Precio Orientativo
Importe original en GBP:
£ 60
Centre for Alternative Technology
Solar P.V. Off-grid Systems
Centre for Alternative Technology
  • Curso
  • Semipresencial en Machynlleth (Gales)
  • Fechas a elegir
  • 1 Día

...Off grid engineers, people living off grid Course description: • How to combine modules, batteries, inverters, cable sizes, calculate load demands... Aprende sobre: Photovoltaic solar power installations, Solar Energy, Design techniques... Ver más


67 
*Precio Orientativo
Importe original en GBP:
£ 60
Centre for Alternative Technology
Biomass for Installers: H005DE (HETAS)
Centre for Alternative Technology
  • Curso
  • Semipresencial en Machynlleth (Gales)
  • Fechas a elegir
  • 7h - 5 Días

...using fully commissioned boilers (in our specially-built biomass training facility) – leading to a very realistic training experience... Aprende sobre: Calculating the heat load and system performance, Biomass energy generation, Appliance decommissioning... Ver más


1.060 
*Precio Orientativo
Importe original en GBP:
£ 950
Centre for Alternative Technology
Eco Refurbishment
Centre for Alternative Technology
  • Curso
  • Semipresencial en Machynlleth (Gales)
  • Fechas a elegir
  • 4 Días

...systems in use at CAT. - Practical sessions from roof insulation, to water conservation and compost toilets. - Consultation and advice on your own eco-refurbishment project... Aprende sobre: Renewable Energy, Healthy buildings, Hazardous building materials... Ver más


502 
*Precio Orientativo
Importe original en GBP:
£ 450
Centre for Alternative Technology
Timber Frame Self Build
Centre for Alternative Technology
  • Curso
  • Semipresencial en Machynlleth (Gales)
  • Fechas a elegir
  • 5 Días

...combination of the Walter Segal method and attractive mortice and tenon joints as part of an exposed beam design. You’ll learn a range of timber frame building techniques... Aprende sobre: Solar Energy, Solar pv, Energy use... Ver más


669 
+ IVA
*Precio Orientativo
Importe original en GBP:
£ 600
Centre for Alternative Technology
Building with Straw Bales
Centre for Alternative Technology
  • Curso
  • Machynlleth (Gales)
  • Fechas a elegir
  • 28h - 5 Días

...experience and with a relatively low skill set you and a group of friends and relatives can erect a liveable space in a short amount of... Aprende sobre: Sustainable Building Materials, Sustainable Design, Natural building material... Ver más


558 
*Precio Orientativo
Importe original en GBP:
£ 500

Profesores

 Jane Fisher
Jane Fisher
Lead Academic

 Ruth Stevenson
Ruth Stevenson
Senior Lecturer

 Trish Andrews
Trish Andrews
Senior Lecturer

Adam Tyler
Adam Tyler
Engineer

CAT’s specialist renewables engineer and tutor.

Annabel Cooper
Annabel Cooper
Engineer

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Historia

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) was founded in 1973 on the site of the disused Llwyngwern slate quarry near Machynlleth, in Mid Wales.

When founder Gerard Morgan-Grenville started the organisation, he conceived "a project to show the nature of the problem and show ways of going forward." It was originally a community dedicated to eco-friendly principles and a 'test bed' for new ideas and technologies - the Visitor Centre was a later addition.

In the beginning, progress in the quarry was slow, and the early attempts to raise money were frustrating. Volunteers worked long hours, often by candlelight - there was no electricity on the site at that time.

Liz Todd, one of the early volunteers, remembers shrews running across the table during mealtimes and eating from plates. An old engine shed with a leaking roof was the only habitable building on site at that time.

Slowly, increasing numbers of interested people came to CAT, and many stayed as volunteers. As more workers arrived, they brought a wide range of skills and experience.

In 1974, The Duke of Edinburgh visited CAT. After his visit, some members of staff suggested turning part of the site into a Visitor Centre, a permanent exhibition to explain CAT's work and generate interest in alternative technology. It opened to the public in 1975.

Since then, CAT has grown to become Europe's leading eco-centre. It is staffed by 90 permanent staff and volunteers all year round, and a further 60 people during the summer months. We receive around 65,000 visitors every year, who come to learn about our work.

CAT (as a Visitor Centre) celebrated its 30th birthday in 2005. Far from settling down to a quiet life, the Centre is constantly changing and adapting. We continue to produce exciting new projects, schemes and ideas, building on over three decades of knowledge and experience.

Sobre el centro

Nestled in the foothills of Snowdonia, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) offers positive solutions and training towards making Britain and beyond zero carbon. Our range of postgraduate and practical skills courses draw on more than 40 years of experience in sustainability, renewable energy, architecture and the built environment. Join one of our programmes and gain the practical skills to launch your career in making change happen.