Solar Powered Film Night
ARCHIVE: September 2013
by Ross Laird
A group gathered at the Howff on the night of Tuesday 27th August, not to help tend the gardens but to watch a film. It was great to have two founding members of the Kirkcaldy Cineclub in attendance, and it was very interesting to find out that there were once seven cinemas in Kirkcaldy alone!
The film for the evening was Wall-E quite a fitting film based on the benefits of looking after the environment and how invaluable it is to us. Rather appropriately the film night was solar powered, and was a great success. The Howff has a 150W solar panel on it’s roof and the energy collected from this is stored in a leisure battery. It was installed as part of the ‘Greening the Howff’ project, which was funded by the People’s Postcode Trust and aimed to make the Howff an example of sustainability.
The audience settle down with popcorn to enjoy the film and there were laughs and smiles all throughout the film.
“I really enjoyed it, even though I’d seen it before.”
The group seemed entirely with the same opinion on renewable energy; that it is a great way to harness energy and even save money on your electricity bills!
“There are so many new ways to get power! There are waves and it’s a great idea, not to mention a good investment for the future.”