Down on the Farm: The Application of Renewables in Agriculture

Tour of Cononsyth Farm, North Mains of Cononsyth
Followed by Stakeholder Briefing at University of Dundee

Monday 13 May 2019
Supported by Edinburgh Napier University and the University of Dundee

The Energy Technology Partnership is very pleased to invite you to a technical tour of Cononsyth Farm, north of Arbroath. Run by the Dowell Family, the farm has been a local leader in the application of renewable energy technologies in an agricultural context. The farm is self-sufficient in electricity and heat with energy generated on site by means of a wind turbine and solar array. These technologies are also being used to power the farm’s cooling system for its potato cold storage sheds. The farm’s renewables solution uses technologies installed by Cooks Energy and Enercon and has benefitted from technical support from Edinburgh Napier University. The work has been part-funded by the Energy Technology Partnership and will provide valuable information for the optimisation of renewable solutions in agricultural contexts.

The technical tour will be an opportunity to see the systems in situ and learn more about how renewables can be applied in the agricultural sector. The tour will be followed by a stakeholder briefing to be hosted a University of Dundee Botanical Gardens where you will hear from the product installers and the academics involved in this project as well as see the University of Dundee’s eco-house. This event may be of particular interest to landowners and farmers considering renewables as part of their energy solution.

The event is free to attend – but places are limited and must be reserved in advance. Please RSVP by email to  with your name, organisation and contact details. Last few places remain.

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Dr Sneh Jain