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Cornwall Renewable Energy Plan

Since becoming a Unitary Authority several years ago, Cornwall Council has been somewhat in limbo regarding it’s planning policy. Until the Cornwall Local Plan has been developed and approved, (setting out clear policies on what will or won’t be permitted and where) the local council has no clear boundaries or guidance when it comes to

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Fossil Free in 2015

At the end of 2014, E.on the German Utiility company took the bold move to seperate off fossil fuel generation assets into a new company, leaving the German energy giant to focus on renewables, distribution networks, and energy efficiency services. The move will immediately establish E.ON as one of the largest green infrastructure companies in

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Visit England champions sustainable tourism

Cornwall is well known for its allure as a holiday destination, with it’s unique landscape and stunning coastline. This is reflected by the number of highly successful holiday businesses in the county, as demonstrated in the recent Cornwall Tourism Awards, where we were impressed to see many of our clients pick up awards. Businesses winning

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Cornwall Community Energy success

At the end of October, the results of the applications for local community energy funding were announced. Of the 28 projects that applied, 16 Cornish community energy projects received a share of the total £300,000 grant funding from EnergyFund Cornwall. One of the successful projects, the West Cornwall Solar and Heat Streets project, has recently been

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Warm and Cosy Christmas!

Thank you to all our loyal customers this year, we wish you all a happy Christmas and hope you’re making the most of your energy savings this winter. If you are reading this, and you are not yet one of our valued customers, now is a good time to go for it! The regular degression

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Bre National Solar Centre, Cornwall

Living and working in Cornwall has too many benefits to list, but for a company like ours, we couldn’t be luckier than to have the Bre National Solar Centre on our doorstep. Next month, Bre are hosting a Smart Solar Energy event at thier base in the Eden Centre. The event will showcase smart solar

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Falmouth School’s Solar Success

A Cornish school, based near Falmouth, has reached an impressive funding goal enabling solar panels to be fitted in time for the start of the new school year. Mabe School fitted a 10kw solar panel system over the summer break, ready for the children’s return, after exceeding their initial £10,000 target by over £2000. As

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Ultra energy efficient vehicle designed by Cornish students.

We have recently been impressed by the successful debut entry from the CUC (Combined Universities Cornwall) team in the Shell Eco Marathon. The marathon is an annual event, challenging student teams from across Europe to design and build ultra energy efficient vehicles. The winners are the teams that go the furthest using the least amount

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Innovative road design is SOlar AMAZING!

About a week ago, we tweeted about Scott and Julie Brusaw from Idaho USA, who have spent the last 8 years dedicating their time and resources to developing a revolutionary new road surface – the Solar Roadway. Scott is an engineer with 25 years experience in industry, and Julie is a counsellor, a couple with an

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Heat Pump Tumble Driers

A short while ago, our designer Chris, was looking into a heat pump tumble dryer for his family – the Samsung DV80F5E5HGW (8Kg load). Obviously, being a technical expert, he loved the heat pump technology, but he had also worked out how much it could save his family in ££ and energy use –  around