Centre for Alternative Technology

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  • CAT customer and supporter survey – let us know your views

    Can you spare a few minutes to help CAT in the development of our strategic planning? We are reviewing how best we can maximise our impact towards our mission of delivering practical solutions for sustainability. As a result we will set our objectives for the next three to five years....

  • Views around CAT on 1st December

    We have had a spell of cold and frosty days here at CAT, with head gardener Roger recording -10C on the night of 29th November. These cold, still days lend a Nordic atmosphere to this unique environment – and we felt we just had to share it with you!  ...

  • Stay at CAT during the Weekend of Adventure!

    Come to Machynlleth and embrace your spirit of adventure! CAT offers great, reasonably priced accommodation for your group. Whether it’s a group of friends wanting to ride the mountain bike trails at Coed y Brenin, or attempting the Mach 1 to 4 routes around the Dyfi Valley, you’ll need somewhere...

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Designed for low energy consumption in use, electricity contributions come from on-site renewable energy sources including solar photovoltaic panels, hydro and wind turbines. WISE also hosts an impressive array of solar thermal collectors which contribute to the domestic hot water needs. Situated at the Centre for Alternative Technology, the UK's foremost renewable energy training centre, WISE certainly walks the eco talk.

Located in Wales

Located in Wales

Located in the stunning landscape of mid Wales overlooking the scenic hills of Southern Snowdonia, and with easy rail and road transport links to the rest of Wales, the Midlands and beyond, WISE offers a refreshing change to town and city environments. Nestled in a picturesque valley not far from Machynlleth, the clean air and breathtaking views at this venue provide a wonderful, stimulating experience delegates won't forget.