Innovation

Meeting the challenges of the clean energy sector

Throughout its history Dulas has approached each and every new project with diligence, intelligence and clean technology innovation, and has applied its substantial knowledge and experience to consistently meet the technical challenges posed by the clean energy sector.
The timeline below illustrates some of Dulas’ achievements in the global energy sector over the past 30 years

1980-1990

Our innovation in 1982

1982
Dulas starts out as a commercial subsidiary of the Centre for Alternative Energy.

Our innovation in 1984

1984
Develop wind data logging equipment, install solar in Kenya. 50W wind turbines and battery charges developed for Mongolian Nomads.

Our innovation in 1985

1985
Pilot solar powered blood banks and operating lamps in Sudan. R&D work on overseas renewable applications and solar fridges in Eritrea.

Our innovation in 1988

1988
Install first 10 metre wind monitoring masts at Cemmaes, Wales

1990-2000

Our innovation in 1992

1992
Manage the public enquiry and build of the original Cemmaes wind farm, only the second ever wind farm in the UK.

Our innovation in 1993

1993
Install the first off-grid solar PV systems.

Our innovation in 1994

1994
Commission first hydro scheme, 15kW in North Wales.

Install two 100kW Francis hydro turbines at Thun Da, Tibet

1995
Install two 100kW Francis hydro turbines at Thun Da, Tibet

Our innovation in 1997

1997
Open BREEAM excellent rated office on Dyfi Eco Park.

Our innovation in 1998

1998
Build first hydro schemes for National Power in Wales.

2000-2010

Our innovation in 2000

2000
Install first grid-connected solar PV systems at a domestic property in Llanwrin, Powys

2002
Winner of Welsh exporter of the year award.

Our innovation in 2003

2003
Commission Ty Cerrig 200kW hydro scheme - the first for Dulas Hydrogeneration

Our innovation in 2004

2004
Commission combined hydro-solar off-grid system for the National Trust at Gibson's Mill

Our innovation in 2004

2004
Install first solar vaccine fridges in North Korea

Win Queen's award for Enterprise.

2004
Win Queen's award for Enterprise.

Our innovation in 2005

2005
Install first community district biomass heating scheme

Our innovation in 2005

2005
Record year of vaccine fridge sales to Africa.

Our innovation in 2005

2005
Win large framework agreements for the provision of wind development services

2007
Win UK government bid to supply solar and wind for the Low Carbon Buildings Programme Phase II.

Our innovation in 2007

2007
Turnkey installation of Pant yr Afon 400kW hydro scheme.

Our innovation in 2008

2008
Win Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy.

Our innovation in 2008

2008
Refurbishment of six hydro schemes in Ireland totalling 2.7MW.

Our innovation in 2008

2008
Install 7kWp solar PV system on the first PassivHaus public sector building in the UK.

Our innovation in 2009

2009
Win Fast Growth 50 Award and REA Renewable Energy Company of the Year, Green Apple Awards: Environmental Best Practice Award.

2010-today

Our innovation in 2010

2010
Dulas Scottish office opens in Stirling.

Our innovation in 2010

2010
Install solar and biomass at the UK's first zero carbon church - St Michael's and All Angels Church, Cotswolds.

Our innovation in 2010

2010
Working with the PV manufacturers and cladding engineers Dulas ensure that the PV system at Heron Tower was installed to the highest quality.

2011
Install 320kW district heating Biomass boiler at National Trust's Stackpole educational facility.

Our innovation in 2011

2011
Awarded the IEMA Quality Mark for managing Environmental Impact Assessments and preparing Environmental Statements.

Our innovation in 2012

2012
Install first grid tied solar PV system at the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed in Bangladesh.

Our innovation in 2012

2012
Install innovative hydro scheme at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water's treatment works, Strata Florida.

Our innovation in 2013

2013
Planning gained for one of the UK's largest solar parks - a 15MW park in Bedfordshire.

Our innovation in 2013

2013
Installing wind monitoring instruments for the world's largest operational offshore windfarm, the London array project in the Thames Estuary.

Our innovation in 2013

2013
Planning permission gained for a 500kW turbine installation for Ty Nant Spring Water.

Our innovation in 2013

2013
£4.3m contract signed for solar PV on social housing in the South of England

Our innovation in 2013

2013
Vaccine fridges chosen by DFID sent to help victims of the Philippines typhoon.