CAT Centre For Alternative Technology
The Centre For Alternative Technology (CAT) is an education and visitor centre demonstrating practical solutions for sustainability. CAT covers all aspects of green living: environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing.
The CAT site is a unique and valuable practical demonstration centre, a living laboratory with an enormous range of live examples of sustainable solutions.
CAT has the largest range of installed renewable systems anywhere. These include:
- Solar thermal
- A micro-grid
- Off-grid and grid-connected systems
- Biomass combined heat and power (CHP)
- Air source heat pumps
- A community heat main
- A range of small to medium wind turbines
The CAT site also has two reed bed systems, its own off-mains water supply, and extensive organic gardens.