Dorset County Show Success for Daylight Energy

Daylight Energy attended their second county show of the year on the 7th and 8th September 2019 - The Dorset County Show at Dorchester. Despite the damp conditions for put up and take down of our stand, the show had some excellent weather conditions. Along with the thousands of smiling faces it made a perfect recipe for an excellent County Show!

To this County Show we took the Tesla Powerwall 2, a solar panel, our working Redheat example, along with our recycled heat pump table which stirred up our few comments from our visitors. We also brought along some sweets to give visitors that little bit of extra energy for their journey around the show, and with all the things the show had to offer it meant plenty of energy was being spent exploring!

Our managing director at the Dorset County Show 2019.

Our managing director at the Dorset County Show 2019.

We had so many local people come and see us across the 2 days. The show provided us with plenty of opportunity to engage with people not only interested in agriculture - due to the nature of the show - but who are also very interested in renewables and our environment. Myself and David would like to thank everyone who came and chatted to us and we look forward to getting in contact with you again soon.
— Sarah Levett, Marketing Manager

We hope that many people who visited our stand got an insight into how renewables could also play a role in their daily lives, and for how many they already are playing an important role. With the total renewable generation increasing in the first quarter of the year by 9.2% on the same quarter in 2018, we are definitely seeing a trend towards renewables and renewable production. With many of our visitors having existing renewable installations that they wanted to expand or upgrade we felt very reassured that people are very interested in what renewables offer. 

Our stand at the Dorset County Show 2019

Our stand at the Dorset County Show 2019

Many people who did come and say hello also loved Redheat - the ultra thin low energy infrared heating solution - especially early in the morning when the temperatures were that little bit cooler. Those who did experience Redheat were all highly complimentary of it and were amazed at how thin it was and how much heat it was capable of producing. Redheat is definitely worth experiencing!


A large underpinning ethos throughout the show was “how farming still plays such an important role in our daily lives”

- Will Hyde, Event Secretary.


The show proved to be popular with families, especially with all the activities laid on for children and the fact that those under 16 enter for free. We saw many children enjoying looking at the vast array of breeds of farm animals, falconry displays, combine harvesters about 10 times their height and multiple fairground rides. Many kids also enjoyed the stand by Kingston Maurwood College who had ‘pond dipping’ in which the children could get their hands wet and explore the creatures associated with pond habitats. There was also plenty for the parents with the food halls, competitive shows and new for 2019 ‘Dorchester Street’ which showcased an array of local businesses.

Maybe one year we will have to go back without exhibiting so we can experience the show in its entirety. We unfortunately missed all the cattle shows, ferret racing and exhibitions - but we did manage to bump into the cows when it came to trying to get coffee at the coffee stand! 

Award-winning cows at the Dorset County Show

Award-winning cows at the Dorset County Show

Came along to the Dorset County Show but didn’t get a chance to speak to us? Find out how you can contact us here.

We would finally like to thank all of the organisers behind the scenes and congratulate them for another successful Dorset County Show.

Sarah Levett