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Investing in Community Energy

  In early November this year, the UK Treasury announced they would be removing community energy from the SEIS and EIS investment schemes –in effect slashing the return on investment and dis-incentivising potential investors. The news was pretty catastrophic for many community energy groups, although, after the intensive attack already waged on the solar industry

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The world supports UK Solar

If you’re reading this post, then you’re already intersted in supporting UK Solar, so thank you. It has been a rocky time for UK Solar this year, and the future right now is looking less than bright. Recent decisions by our government make it hard to have faith in thier commitment to climate action and

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Cornwall’s Climate Vision

Orignally posted on Blue and Green Today. Cornwall-based Climate Vision uncover behavioural change figures proving the opportunity of changing behaviours can have in saving carbon. Whilst September may have people reaching for the blankets and cranking up the fire, earth itself is getting warmer. As such, cutting carbon is the talk on all world leaders’

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Community Energy funding

Western Power Community Energy grants are currently available via CSE. £1000 grants now available for energy improvements to community buildings The Western Power Distribution Community Chest has just reopened offering community groups a share of £50,000 to install energy saving improvements in their village halls and community facilities. Community buildings across WPD’s network area, which

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#SaveOurSolar

This week, I’d like to ask for your help. If you don’t have time to read, skip to the bottom to find out how. As you may know, the government recently held a review of the feed in tariff, and as a result, have recommended a Solar FiT reduction of 87% in January 2016. Currently,

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Community Energy with a conscience

Our mission is to make a difference to the environment every day, so supporting communities to invest in renewables where individuals may not be able to afford to do so is high up on our ‘to do’ list. We’ve been working with WREN and Low Carbon Ladock to install solar PV for individuals as well

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Follow our carbon cutting journey with Climate Vision

We recently supported the crowdfunder project by Climate Vision. The aim of the project is to encourage a group of 10 ‘ambassadors’ to fulfill a set of pledges over several months with the intention of cutting carbon. A few years ago Luci from Climate vision carried out a similar project, anylising the results of behavioural

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Accurate energy monitoring, what is phantom power?

Many of our customers use an energy monitoring device, such as the ‘OWL’ meter, to keep track of the electricity generated by their Solar PV system. A recent post on the OWL website explains why some customers may see a generation reading on their energy monitor, even when it is dark outside! What is Phantom

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Community Energy – Low Carbon Ladock

Transition Ladock and Grampound Road was set up in 2008 to find a low carbon alternative to providing energy for the local community. In 2009 the group secured a share of £500,000 Government Community Funding by working with Cornish charity Community Energy Plus. The money awarded to the Ladock group has been used to install

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Happy customers!

We work hard to provide an excellent, knowledgeable, professional service, so it’s always great to hear that our customers experience that. It’s also really important to us that we don’t use high-pressure sales tactics. As local installers, we want to build our reputation by providing an honest service so you can trust we’ll do the