Community Power Cornwall – Gorran High Lanes

14 October, 2011 2 comments

Gorran High Lanes Wind Turbine Project from dave on Vimeo.

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Public invited to community owned wind turbine launch

27 September, 2011 Leave a comment

Cornish residents with an interest in community owned renewable energy schemes will have the opportunity to get close to the first two wind turbines financed by a Community share issue on Saturday 1st October.

Community Power Cornwall will be hosting a public launch event for its two Endurance E-3120 50KW wind turbines on land at Tregerrick Farm, Gorran Highlanes.

Between 1-3pm the pubic are invited to find out more about the installation and to get up close to the turbines and watch screenings of a short film documenting the installation.

The site entrance, which will be marked on the day, is on the main road North of Gorran Highlanes, before the signs for Tregarton Park campsite.

Community Power Cornwall has evolved through community demand for ownership and integration of renewable energy technologies into everyday lives and settings.  The co-operative’s development has been supported through a partnership between Cornwall’s sustainable energy charity Community Energy Plus and the Cornwall-based co-operative development body, Kabin. 

Neil Farrington, Co-Director of Community Power Cornwall said: “The launch event provides an opportunity for the co-operative’s members to see where their investment has been spent and for the wider public to find out about the financial, social and environmental benefits of the initiative”.

Paul Martin, Co-Director of Community Power Cornwall, added: “I’ve been looking forward to the launch of our first community-owned turbines for four years, which was when we first started to develop the idea of the co-operative.  We’ve proved that the model for community ownership of renewable energy projects can work and look forward to demonstrating the contribution that co-operative can make towards securing a sustainable energy future for the people and communities of Cornwall.

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Enterprise Hub: R-Eco

27 August, 2011 Leave a comment

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Turbines going up.

1 August, 2011 Leave a comment

Here are some photos of our turbines going up.

 

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Community Power Cornwall – Update

14 June, 2011 Leave a comment

Great news.  Community Power Cornwall has received enough share applications and other offers to install one 50kW turbine.

However, CPC have ambitions to install two turbines at their first site in Gorran and are currently negotiating and structuring the finances needed to reach this goal.

With this in mind, they have extended the share offer to 19 July 2011.

Every pound helps so please spread the word.  For more information visit:  http://www.communitypowercornwall.coop

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Your last chance to support Cornwall’s first community-owned renewable energy co-operative

3 June, 2011 Leave a comment

Your last chance to support Cornwall’s first community- owned renewable energy co-operative
Public share issue closes on
Sunday 12th June

Community Power Cornwall launch on the beach at Gorran Haven
Community Power Cornwall’s objectivesCommunity Power Cornwall seeks to ensure that local communities are at the forefront of the clean green energy revolution in Cornwall.

We’re putting the interests of the community at the heart of our plans and the common ownership model we’ve created for the co-operative will contribute to a diverse, sustainable and secure energy supply infrastructure, under community control and for community benefit.

We have raised £283,307 including £33,750 share applications so far!In the past twelve weeks Community Power Cornwall has raised £33,750 through our public share issue but securing more money through our share issue means that we can borrow less from commercial lenders, ensuring that the financial benefits are enjoyed by shareholders in Cornwall.

Expected returnsShares are available at £1 per share with a minimum investment of £50 and a maximum of £20,000.Community Power Cornwall will take advantage of the financial incentives offered by the Feed-in Tariff and expects to pay shareholders a return of 1% in year one rising to 7% in year five.

Surpluses made through the venture will also be allocated to re-investment in further local renewable generation capacity and community grants for low carbon activity

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Visit us at the Royal Cornwall ShowYou can find us in the Green Energy Village on stand 256.  Pop in to pick up our share offer brochure and we’ll be happy to talk to you about our plans and answer any questions.

Endurance E-3120 50KW wind turbine
First phase projects using locally tested technology

Our initial share offer is for three Endurance E-3120 50kW wind turbines.

This model of turbine can already be seen at a site close to Chiverton Cross near Truro, which produced over 20,000 kW hours in its first month – enough to power 4.5 homes for a full year!

Your opportunity to make an ethical investment

Its now make or break time to ensure that communities take an active role in Cornwall’s renewable energy future.

For information about this ethical investment opportunity you can download the full share brochure and application form at
www.communitypowercornwall.coop until 12th June 2011 when this share issue offer closes.

You can also call us to request a hard copy on 01209 614975 ext 9209.

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Low Carbon Ladock

26 May, 2011 Leave a comment

Here’s a great little case study on the support we’ve been able to give to groups through the Cooperative Enterprise Hub funding.