Last chance to sign up to innovative solar panel group buying scheme

Authored by Mary

Devon residents have until the end of Monday 5 October to join more than 2,500 others and register their interest in Devon Climate Emergency’s (DCE) solar-panel group buying scheme.

Devon Solar Together is the latest in a series of similar schemes across the country which aims to boost the county’s renewable energy capacity.

It offers homeowners the chance to buy high...


Countryside campaigner CPRE Devon flags up concerns over plans for a huge new solar farm near Barnstaple

Authored by sharon goble

The Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE Devon) is urging its members in North Devon and other interested parties in the area to attend a public exhibition next week to find out about plans for a massive solar installation to the south-west of Barnstaple.

CPRE Devon has learnt that Bristol-based Aura Power is considering developing a huge new solar farm on a site...

Revolutionary solar panel design by PSP firm

Authored by Duncan Little

A Plymouth Science Park company is currently perfecting ground breaking design work on solar panels which is set to completely revolutionise green technology – with its application potentially benefitting the whole planet.

Dr Zaki Ahmed, technical director at Pulsiv Solar, has been working at PSP for the past three years. His research has resulted in a considerable increase in the...

Cornwall and Devon vie for top place on solar in new league table

Authored by News Desk

A new renewable energy league table reveals which counties have the most solar panels installed across England and Wales. The South West comes out top, with Cornwall taking first place and Devon hot on its heels.

The renewables industry is an important source of jobs, with more than 10,000 in the South West, including 2,800 in the solar sector. There are 120,000 people employed in the...

Stephens Scown advises Plymouth Community Solar Farm funding and construction

Authored by Mary

South West law firm Stephens Scown LLP has acted for Ernesettle Community Solar Limited, part of the Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) group, advising on the funding and construction of a 4.1MW solar farm in Ernesettle, Plymouth.

PEC, an award-winning Community Benefit Society, was formed to help Plymouth residents change how they buy, use and generate energy. The dynamic community-led...

Foot Anstey advise on significant solar PV project

Authored by helenloney

Foot Anstey's energy & renewables team has completed the £4m development and finance of a large community solar project that will generate enough energy to power 1,000 homes in the Plymouth region.

Set up by the award winning Plymouth Energy Community to deliver community owned energy, the team advised Ernesettle Community Solar Limited (ECS) on the project

The project...

Mayflower Academy to get solar roof

Authored by Mary

A school in Plymouth is one of the latest community buildings in the city to be getting a new solar roof.

Mayflower Academy in Ham Drive is having the solar panels installed following a recent ‘community share offer’ which enabled local people to buy shares in green energy projects in the city.

The community share offer was launched earlier in the year by PEC Renewables. PEC...

Life Centre to get a green hat

Authored by Sarah Parker

This summer the iconic Plymouth Life Centre will be crowned with the city’s largest solar roof.

As part of Plymouth City Council’s ambition to become a greener and sustainable city, the Council is working with Plymouth Energy Community (PEC), a local Community Benefit Society, to help increase the amount of renewable energy generated in the City.

PEC is owned and run by...

Everyone can now invest in Plymouth's green future

Authored by Mary

Plymouth City Council is supporting the Plymouth Energy Community to pioneer the city’s first solar share scheme to drive investment in green energy.

Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) is a members co-operative run by local people. It was established in 2013 with support from the Council to give residents in Plymouth the power to transform how they buy and use energy.

PEC is now...

Council to award £500,000 of solar energy business

Authored by Sarah Parker

The decision to award 14 new contracts to provide solar PV installations has been announced by Plymouth City Council.

The projects form the next phase of its multi-million pound energy saving programme.

Work totalling £527,000 will provide savings on civic energy bills and boost the city’s economy; with contractors committing to increase Plymouth’s ‘green’ skills base through...

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