Current Portfolio

Our current operational projects:

Gorran Highlanes 

Pictures211010 017160kWp – Installed August 2011

Site and History: Gorran was CPC’s first community owned renewable energy installation, developed in close co-ordination with the Transition St. Goran group.

Installation: 2 x Endurance E-3120 80KW wind turbines.

Partners: Community Power Cornwall and Transition St. Goran.

Outputs: Generation August 2011 – June 2018 = 2,344,301 KWh.  Carbon equivalent saving = 1,138 tonnes. ∗

Other benefits: 3% of the revenue generated is provided to Transition St. Goran for other low carbon activities in the local area. Activities to date include insulation for the village hall, LED lighting in the village church, conversion of old school rooms into affordable housing, support for the local public toilets and a community woodland scheme.

 

BF Adventure, Halvasso

 

IMG_816210kWp – Installed March 2014

Site and History: BF Adventure is a registered charity providing activities for young people that focus on developing self-confidence, increased communication and team work skills through pursuits that challenge, motivate and inspire young people to take positive steps forward in their life and personal development.

Status: Operational

Installation: Aircon 10S 10KW wind turbine

Partners: Community Power Cornwall and BF Adventure

Outputs: Generation March 2014 – June 2018 = 80,398 kWh.  Carbon equivalent saving 35 tonnes.∗

Other benefits: BF Adventure receives a fixed electricity price at parity to the export value saving approximately 70% on standard electricity retail prices. These benefits will be in place for the 20 year lifetime of the project. This has dramatically reduced the charity’s current running costs and enabled them to invest in new site activities including additional bunk houses and a new adventure barn.

∗ Based on annual greenhouse gas reporting figures DECC/DEFRA

 

The Track

10kWp Solar PV – Installed December 2015

The PV installation reduces the Tracks running costs enabling more funds to be put into site development and improvement including the new Hydrotherapy Pool with Kernow Hydro, as well as enabling the Track to offer an expanded programme of youth activities.

Generation and savings December 2015 – June 2018 –27,085 KWh , saving 11.7tonnes of CO²e (Based on annual greenhouse gas reporting figures DECC/DEFRA)

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Liskeard School and Community College

img_589537.44kWp – Installed September 2016

Generation and savings – September 2016-June 2018 = 48,668KWh saving 17.2tonnes of CO²e (Based on annual greenhouse gas reporting figures DECC/DEFRA)

Other benefits: The School uses more than 99.9% of the clean energy generated by the PV system and benefits from a fixed price long term power purchase agreement with Community Power Cornwall. The School purchases this energy at approximately 50% of the retail energy price making significant savings on their energy bills which are reinvested back into educational provision and support for the local community.

 

St.Cleer School

St Cleer solar29.9kWp – Installed September 2016

Generation and savings -September 2016 – June 2018 = 43,418 saving 15.5tonnes of CO²e (Based on annual greenhouse gas reporting figures DECC/DEFRA)

Other benefits: The School uses more than 82.6% of the clean energy generated by the PV system and benefits from a fixed price long term power purchase agreement with Community Power Cornwall. The School purchases this energy at approximately 50% of the retail energy price making significant savings on their energy bills which are reinvested back into educational provision and support for the local community.

 

St Gluvias Church Hall, Penryn

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10kWp – Installed September 2016

Generation and savings – September 2016 – June 2018 = 14,863KWh savings 5.9tonnes of CO²e (Based on annual greenhouse gas reporting figures DECC/DEFRA)

 

 

 

 

 

West Country Renewables

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2018 Community Power Cornwall acquired West Country Renewables with an existing operational portfolio of Solar PV and small wind turbine sites.

Installations:

Mount Hawke Skatepark, Cornwall – 49.2KW (Installed 2011) and 100KW (Installed 2015) roof mounted Solar PV systems.
Generation to June 2018 – 610,784KWh

Scarne industrial estate, Launceston, Cornwall – 50KW roof mounted Solar PV (Installed 2011)
Generation to June 2018 – 301,899KWh

Presingoll Farm, St.Agnes, Cornwall – 50KW ground mount Solar PV (Installed 2012)
Generation to June 2018 – 304,118KWh

Railway Yard, St.Agnes, Cornwall – 250KW ground mount solar PV (Installed 2015)
Generation to June 2018 – 764,465KWh

Mincombe Post Farm, Devon – 2 x 11KW Gaia wind turbines (Installed 2012)
Generation to June 2018 – 300,553

Coleridge Farm, Devon – 1 x 11KW Gaia wind turbine (Installed 2012)
Generation to June 2018 – 220,059KWh