Our inverter blew up !
Well , sort of, anyway our Solar Power System is out of action causing all kinds of problems so we need to buy another one.
We are a group of local artists in rural Suffolk at Heaven Sculpture Yard
We have an eco-friendly , solar powered site in a field where we mostly carve and create wonderful sculpture and furniture in wood , using chainsaws and an impressive range of power tools and equipment for woodworking
All of the buildings and workshops on the site are very low-impact - nearly all are of very simple construction , based on the "Bender" principle - ie wooden frameworks in Ash or Hazel , covered with canvas/tarpaulin.
The Angel at Heaven - Sunrise
"Hearts of Oak Organisation " (HOO) is a non-profit organisation set up in 2000, and our aims , as we say in our constitution , are :
" To promote and encourage education and practical participation in the creation of visual arts in rural areas , for the benefit of the local community. Also to support the work of local professional artists with people in local communities and to encourage environmental awareness, access and care of the countryside."
At Heaven we nearly always have some workshop space available for visitors to use , and soon we will be offering workshops in creative woodworking skills.
Some of our own creative work is in schools , and for local authorities, parks, play areas, etc as well as for private commissions.
Our 10 solar panels charge up our bank of 48v storage batteries which through an inverter produce 240v for all the tools, lighting etc, though we do also have a separate smaller 12v lighting system.
Now the inverter has packed up, and is not economical to repair, we are managing with a generator , temporarily , and we are asking for help to raise £5000 to buy a new Solar Inverter and additional Solar Panels and equipment.
So, we would be grateful for your support and if you would like to come and visit you would be very welcome .
Thank you .
We are : Andy and Andy Ish , Ray, Baz, Rob and (almost) Jack.