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Cornwall’s green homes event

Have you ever thought about making green improvements to your home but needed ideas or more information? West Country Community Renewables are running a Green Open Homes weekend on May 22nd to 24th where householders who have made energy and environmental improvements, large or small, are opening their doors to share their experience and their

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Congratulations Cornwall!

Yesterday the representatives of Cornwall’s top tourism businesses travelled up to Newcastle for the Visit England National tourism awards. Having worked closely with Bosinver Farm Cottages, we were watching the night unfold, as we were as excited as they were to find out how they had done. In 2013, Pat and Dave were selected for

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Feed in tariff rates, July 2015

Ofgem will be reducing the rates for the solar feed in tariff on 1st July 2015. The rates will be as follows: 4kWp will drop from 13.39 pence to 12.92p 4 – 10 kWp will drop from 12.13 pence to 11.71 pence 10-50kWp will remain the same 50-150 kWp will drop from 9.98 pence to

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Is solar PV right for businesses in Cornwall?

This month’s Business Cornwall featured an article from Helen Willett at Coodes, sharing her expert legal tips on what to be aware of if you are considering solar PV for your business- and highlighting that solar is still a lucrative investment for businesses. Solar PV is a simple option and great for businesses right now

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Wattstor – energy storage in Cornwall

The Wattstor is a Cornish energy storage product, developed with the intention of making enery storage affordable and accessible. If you’ve already had solar or other renewables installed then you know that the investment is worthwhile for many reasons – reduced energy bills, attractive payback from the FIT, and of course, the environmental benefit of

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Now is the best time to buy solar panels

Yesterday, we had a call from a customer looking for a local company to install solar PV in St. Austell. He explained that he had decided to buy solar panels after reading an article in the Telegraph, concluding that now is the best time to buy solar. We couldn’t agree more, especially as renewable energy

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Green Open Homes with West Cornwall Community Renewables

Do you have a “green” home? Have you insulated your home, put solar panels on your roof, installed a smart meter or even built your own eco home? If so, and live in the West Cornwall / Penwith area then community group West Cornwall Community Renewables (WCCR) would like to hear from you. Following the

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Solar PV FIT rates 2015

Ofgem have just released the new Solar PV FIT rates for April to July 2015. Whilst the tariff for 4kw has dropped, Solar PV will remain a good return on investment. Despite the price of oil and gas dropping in recent months, Solar PV is still a great option, particularly in the long term. Whilst

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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