About Us » Community Initiative
Commitment to local communities is a key aspect of Natural Generation’s corporate ethos. We’re particularly keen to bring the benefits of our expertise in renewable energy to groups, projects and socially responsible initiatives within the voluntary sector. On this page you can find out about some of the community initiatives we’ve supported throughout Devon and Cornwall.
Natural Generation were delighted to help the local community in Camborne by installing a 3.60kWp system in Camborne Church Hall. As well as reducing the hall’s electricity bills, the Solar PV panels we donated are also used to charge the batteries which power LED lighting throughout the hall.
The hall is used as a drop-in centre for the local community.
Green energy from the turbine feeds directly into the grid, with revenue from the feed-in-tariff being re-invested into the local community for other renewable and energy saving schemes.
People within the area also report that the turbine is also providing an excellent focus for educational activities.
Natural Generation are working closely with Fowey Renewable Energy Enterprise (FREE) scheme to develop Solar PV and wind turbine sites within the Fowey community. FREE was set up in 2010, initially as a working party of Fowey Town Forum to investigate the idea of creating community-owned renewable energy resources for the town. We’re pleased to give them all the help and support we can.
Natural Generation have recently installed solar PV systems in three Cornish schools, Trenance Learning Academy in Newquay, St. Agnes Primary School and St Martin's Schools, Morwenstow.
As well as enjoying the direct benefits of the systems, all the schools have incorporated the subject of renewable energy into their lessons.
Adam and Jamie visited Trenance Learning Academy, where they explained the benefits of solar energy in the schools science week to Year 2 pupils. They described how the solar PV system helps them reduce their carbon footprint and how they work.
30 Apr 2013
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