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We would like to say a big welcome to all of our new members: Lorraine, Adam, Addison, Howard and Richard.

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Work on a big section of our roof to replace many of the slates is right on track.

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Thank you to all our friends and extended family who joined us at our summer party in the woods.

How Quantum Dots Could Double Solar Cell Efficiency

Researchers have demonstrated a way to use quantum dots to significantly reduce the amount of energy that solar cells lose to heat, paving the way for future cells that are twice as efficient as today's technology. Here's how they did it.
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  • Green Fuels - The Future

    The growing concern with greenhouse gas emissions and global warming can hardly have escaped anyone's attention. Being in many respects the most talked about topic of the new century, it should by now be common knowledge that humanity's reliance on fossil fuels as energy sources is gradually wrecking the ozone layer that protects the world from the less endearing powers of the sun.
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  • Building with Cob

    Cob is making something of a comeback as a building material thanks in no small part to its eco credentials.With the first recorded mud buildings dating back to 8,000BC in Jericho, cob building – building with mud – has a long history. In fact more than 30 per cent of the world’s population still live in buildings that are built of earth.For more details on courses on building with Cob, please visit Low Impact Living Initiative website through our links page.
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  • Our Ethos

    To sum up:

    we feel that to live here happily you will need the ability to give and take, a commitment to the group and a lot of goodwill. A sense of humour is definitely an asset. If it works for you, you can expect a fulfilling and supportive way of life, but it is not always easy and we believe that what you get out of Redfield is directly proportional to what you put in.