In July 2011, Community Energy Plus launched the first round of Solar Communities, working with a number of trusted Cornwall-based Solar PV installers to arrange the finance required to enable organisations to benefit from free green electricity.
This resulted in a total of 177kw of solar PV installed on 22 buildings by March 2012, including village halls, sports clubs, schools and GP surgeries.
The second round of the programme in 2012 saw an additional 5 community community buildings benefit from the scheme.
Details of this prrogramme’s achievements are provided below.
Bodmin Rugby Club
Bodmin Rugby Club had a 10 KW solar array installed in March 2012.
The Lobster Hatchery, Padstow
The Lobster Hatchery in Padstow had a 9.5 kW system installed in March 2012.
St Agnes Surgery
St Agnes GP surgery had 10 kW of solar PV installed in early 2012.
|Building||Size of installation|
|St Pinnock Band Community Hall||4 kW|
|St Agnes Surgery||10 kW|
|Port View Surgery||10 kW|
|Highway Farm Activity Centre||4 kW|
|Luxulyan Village Hall||10 kW|
|Middleway Surgery||10 kW|
|Higher Whitley Farm||4 kW|
|Allet Dairy Goats||8 kW|
|Gweek Village Hall||10 kW|
|Probus Surgery||10 kW|
|Bodriggy Health Centre||10 kW|
|Garras Community Primary School||4 kW|
|The Rusty Bucket Christian Resource Centre||10 kW|
|The National Lobster Hatchery||9.5 kW|
|Livewire Youth Centre||10 kW|
|Gweal An Top||10 kW|
|Coads Green Village Hall||10 kW|
|Bodmin Rugby Club||10 kW|
|Throgmorton Community Hall||10 kW|
|R L Motor Services||10 kW|
|Tamar Lakes Cafe|