New Forest Show a rural success!

Daylight Energy have made their debut appearance at the New Forest and Hampshire County Show! With the New Forest and Hampshire County Show in its 94th year and the New Forest Agricultural Show Society in its 99th year, 2019 seemed the perfect year to start getting involved. Having met many new faces, soaked up plenty of great atmosphere experienced many delights (culinary and otherwise!) Hampshire has to offer, our team have come away from the show feeling a great buzz.

Daylight Energy MD David Humphriss updating New Forest Show visitors on the latest Renewable Energy Technologies

Daylight Energy MD David Humphriss updating New Forest Show visitors on the latest Renewable Energy Technologies

Despite the first day (Tuesday 30th July) providing the show with a battering in the form of high winds and heavy rain, Daylight Energy were on hand to provide some welcome shelter to those working their way along Northern Avenue. The rain, however, proved not to have dampened any spirits of either the team or the visitors who donned their wellie boots and waterproofs to dart from tent to tent! Thankfully, the weather did perk up for the remaining 2 days and despite it not being as much of a scorcher as the year before, the conditions helped to make a great show.

It was great to update the show visitors on the latest renewable options available and the current Government incentives. One couple we spoke to already had a solar array and Tesla Powerwall 2 installed and since the beginning of May they have only used 1 pence worth of electricity! This was so exciting to hear, and is exactly the type of solution we want to offer our customers.
— Sarah Levett, Marketing Manager

Over all 3 days we spoke to hundreds of people from all parts of the rural community. Many visitors were already utilising renewable energy and experiencing how much difference it can make to their energy bills and lifestyle. Others wanted to enhance their existing renewable technology and discuss ways to reduce their energy bills.

An important part of the show highlighted by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu in the show guide is that the show allows “the people of the New Forest and rural Hampshire [to] come together to show what they can do”. It was definitely clear in the organisation of the show just how many people had come together to put on such a great event with many things to get involved with. From the Discovery Trail for kids to engage with as they made their way around the show, to the new Live Music stage to all those involved in the rings. It was great that Daylight Energy could bring their 15 years of experience in the renewable energy sector to the event and be part of “celebrating all aspects of the rural community”. 

With the team also proud to be able to educate visitors on renewable energy it was great to see that education was “high on the agenda” of this years show with young people. Giving them the chance to get involved with the countryside is something the show championed. Daylight Energy took this ethos on board to educate and talk to people about things such as the latest government incentives and the most efficient things they can take on board to effectively lower their energy bills.

Notably we were asked “I haven’t bought a home yet but I am looking to, what can I do in terms of my energy supply?” If this is a question that you too have thought about, take a look around our website to find out about our renewable energy solutions! There is information on the available Government Incentives and the various renewable energy solutions that we offer. Get in touch for more information or to arrange a free, no-obligation survey and quote.

The Daylight Energy team were happily positioned along Northern Avenue, opposite the North Ring of the New Forest Show

The Daylight Energy team were happily positioned along Northern Avenue, opposite the North Ring of the New Forest Show

Sarah Levett