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Solar Schools Project Cornwall

ZLC Energy and Solar Schools ZLC Energy is proud to announce the completion of a Solar PV installation for Millbrook Primary School funded using  the Solar School Scheme. In October 2012 Millbrook CE of VA Primary School launched an ambitious target to raise £10,000 to install their very own Solar PV array. Over the following

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East West is the new South for Solar PV

One of the criticisms of Solar PV, is that the power is generated mostly when you don’t necessarily require it all. The homeowner is  probably not at home in the middle of the day to make best use of the peak power generated – so the majority is exported to the grid. This is particularly

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Finally light at the end of the tunnel for the Domestic RHI

After 4 years of promising, it seems that there is a definite timeline for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Greg Barker announced the final tariffs today and it seems that they are committed to meeting the current Spring 2014 launch date. The domestic RHI will pay owners of solar thermal panels, biomass boilers and

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ZLC Energy power the David Salisbury Conservatories Factory

In April we installed a total of 700KW peak of Solar PV on commercial premises. One of the customers was David Salisbury Conservatories just off the M5 at Highbridge. This is a great business with positive environmental ethics to its core. Not only are they ISO14001 registered and FSC Certified, long before the RHI was

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Cornwall Tourism Conference

Mark will be speaking and the team will be offering energy saving advice to businesses attending this Tourism Industry event as part of expowest ( at the Royal Cornwall Showground on 7th March 2013. If you’d like some really useful tips on taking control of your energy costs or to have a 1to1 surgery session

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St. Austell to become UK national centre for solar power

We were up in London yesterday supporting BRE in launching the new National Solar Centre. As St. Austell’s primary renewable energy company, we are very excited that the town and the county are going to be at the centre of the UK solar industry. BRE announced yesterday that the National Solar Centre will open in

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zlc customers & installations win at Cornwall Sustainability Awards

zlc energy are proud that both St. Austell Breweries ( and Robin Hanbury-Tenison (President of Survival International, were recognised for their commitment to sustainability in Cornwall at the Cornwall Sustainabilty Awards The brewery won best retrofit project for the County Arms in which we installed the solar thermal and pv system. Robin won

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Renewable Battery Systems Energised by SSE

The integration of zero and low carbon energy technologies, such as solar panels and heat pumps, into a smart grid had a boost today with the trial of a new electricity storage system. Three electricity storage units, manufactured by S&C Electric, have been installed as part of a “zero carbon homes” project in Slough. The