Monthly Archives: July 2011

£20+m fund launched to provide free PV for community buildings

A Cornish sustainable energy charity has taken a pioneering approach to helping community buildings, academy schools, churches, charities and farmers to generate their own renewable energy after securing an investment package of £20 million from local PV installers. Community Energy Plus launched ‘Solar Communities 2011’ at the Cornwall Renewable Energy Show today, (28th July) providing access to a £20 million fund to invest in roof-mounted solar PV installations. Buildings taking up the offer will be able to take advantage of …

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Solar Communities 2011

FITs review update: Further to the government’s announcement on the proposed changes to Solar Feed-in Tariffs (FITs), we would like to provide an update on how the fast track review of FITs is affecting the delivery of our Solar Communities 2011 scheme. We have managed to secure investment to allow the Solar Communities scheme to continue up until the end of March 2012. The cuts have dramatically reduced the rate of return for investors, which has meant that the terms …

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Green Ripple makes a big impression in Illogan

A project to help Tolvaddon householders live well while understanding and reducing their energy usage and costs officially launched on Friday 8th July at an event attended by around 100 local residents. At the launch of the Illogan Green Ripple Project, residents were able to find out what the project will be working to achieve over the next 12 months and beyond and the ways that their household can get involved.  The Illogan Green Ripple involves a collaboration between local …

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