Solar Communities Case Studies

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

Bodmin Rugby Club had a 10 KW solar array installed in March 2012.

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National Lobster Hatchery

The Lobster Hatchery, Padstow

The Lobster Hatchery in Padstow had a 9.5 kW system installed in March 2012.

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St Agnes Surgery

St Agnes Surgery

St Agnes GP surgery had 10 kW of solar PV installed in early 2012.

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Participating Buildings

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