Sunday, December 16, 2012

BBC Scotland project - looking for volunteers


Ever wondered how much power it takes to cook a frozen pizza, power a games console, or take a hot shower?  Ever considered using alternative energy to power these appliances, reducing your carbon footprint and your energy bills?

BBC Scotland’s The Day the Power Went Off is an entertaining television documentary that looks at the way we use power in our own homes.

In this fun experiment, a Scottish street will go ‘off grid’ and explore the possibilities of alternative power. However, this is not a step back in time experiment, as the street will continue to use modern gadgets and live their day-to-day lives. With the help of Eco-experts and inventions, individuals will decide on the best way to cook, wash and keep warm in their homes. And they will have to be creative in powering up the karaoke machine and hot tub for the street party! 

We are looking for a Scottish street or collection of houses (north Scotland) who could be interested in this project.   The programme will be filmed in March 2013.

If you would like to hear more about this project, or know of any potential people or streets who might like to take part, please contact Natalie Moss at BBC Scotland: Tel: 0141 422 6342 or natalie.moss@bbc.co.uk.