Half a megawatt of existing solar has been taken over by Community Power Cornwall (CPC) as the community energy sector continues to show signs of its buying power following the £1.34 million purchase of a developer. CPC, Cornwall’s first community-owned energy co-operative, bought West Country Renewables Limited in the first deal to see a Cornish community energy society buy an existing company. With the sale, CPC will add five solar arrays to its existing portfolio, including three 50kW installations at Mount Hawke Skate Park, St Agnes Presingoll Farm and Scarne Industrial Estate.
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Letter Emeritus Professor Sue Roaf: You should talk to people in the solar industry about the future for domestic solar power rather than just relying on “predictions”. As a non-executive director of AES Solar Ltd in Forres, Scotland, I can tell you that our order books are healthy, despite the government’s solarcoaster tariffs. We are seeing real, steady growth because, for instance, where better to spend a small part of a pension pot than to put in a solar water heater, PV electrics and a battery system, thus decoupling the household budget from soaring energy prices from the grid. Smart householders don’t just switch energy providers, they go solar, not least those looking for a financially safer old age. That is the sort of compelling reason why solar has a brilliant future in the UK, not a dark one.
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