First picture is of the Unit that has just been shown to the Planning Department.

Waheed Nazir (Director) Peter Douglas Osborn (Chairman) and Carl Garside (Inventor)

picture is of the Unit that has just been shown to the Planning Department.

First picture is from Left:

Waheed Nazir (Director of Planning and Regeneration at Birmingham City Council)

Peter Douglas Osborn (Chairman of the Planning Committee) holding new unit.

Carl Garside (Director – Renewed Products Limited. Coordinating with Jericho Birmingham) – responsible for new developments. Originator.

Peter and Waheed were very interested with this brand new technology – the marrying of recycling technology and Solar Panels.

“It should answer the need to deal with the aesthetic problems associated with present intrusive photovoltaic panels being put up in inappropriate places – such as conservation areas and church rooves” said Peter. “I really welcome the efforts made by Jericho – a Birmingham Social Enterprise – to deal with the need to find markets for recycled materials, and the high technology needs of future developments. They deserve our support. I hope that the City will do all it can to encourage this business here in the City – so generating both jobs, and an opportunity for people to develop their own energy efficiency in a more attractive fashion. They produce 2.1 volts at 10 Watts per unit – a whole south facing roof on a terraced house, if covered with these tiles, should produce at least 400 times that amount.”

Mr. Nazir was particularly impressed with the output of the units


About douglasosborn

He was a Councillor for 18 representing Weoley Ward, including the western side of Bournville Village Trust, on Birmingham City Council. He has worked for, and overseen through planning, the improvements to Weoley Castle Square, and Northfield Town Regeneration. He worked in Sparkbrook as a Youth Leader for 5 years and lectured the City Careers service on the employment of disabled people. He originally trained as a Mining Engineer qualifying in 1970, specialising in Explosives and Mine Lighting. He was a member of the Institute of Minerals, Mining, and Metallurgy, and the Institution of Lighting Engineers, now Professionals for 20 years. He played Rugby for Kings Norton RFC for 5 years, sometimes in the 1st. XV. He was a member of the West Midlands Police Authority (1976-1980) and a member of the board of Birmingham Airport (1976-1981). He took a B.Th. degree at Oxford University, and gained a Master of Arts degree in Urban Design from Birmingham City University. This enabled him to be the Chairman of Birmingham Conservation Trust where he was able to help with the famous "Back to Backs" project, and conduct the negotiations for purchasing the "Coffin Works" with Advantage West Midlands. Therefore he was then chosen to be Chairman of Birmingham City Planning Committee from 2008 to 2012, until the change in administration, but remained a member of the committee until this year. He served on the Police and Crime Commissioner Panel, and was a West Midlands Regional Ambulance Service Shadow board member. He was a Governor of Bournville College for 15 years, and is still one for the Victoria Federation. He served on the West Midland Combined Authority Mayoral scrutiny panel. He was Birmingham's 'Heritage Champion', and is a trustee of Moseley Art School, and Chairman of Shencare Community Transport, which is located in Bournville Ward. He has never claimed any expenses in the 18 years he served on the City Council - perhaps because the forms are too complicated.
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