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BF Adventures 2nd Renewable Energy Installation
After recently winning funding, BF Adventure chose Natural Generation to install solar PV, in an aim to become energy self-sufficient.
Natural Generation were a recent sponsor of the Energyshare energyfund Cornwall awards, held at The Eden Project, where £300,000 worth of funding was awarded to 16 renewable energy community projects. One of the lucky winners, awarded over £11,000, was Penryn based charity, BF Adventure. BF Adventure has helped hundreds of disadvantaged and disabled children and adults in Cornwall to believe in themselves and to gain skills to help them succeed at school, or to find employment.
BF Adventure was looking to install solar PV panels, in addition to their already installed 10kW Lely Aircon turbine, to reduce the energy costs of their site. Installing solar would go towards BF Adventure being virtually energy self sufficient, which means there will be more money available to help build brighter futures for the children and adults who need it.
The greatest challenge in this particular installation, as with most charities, was the lack of funding. With a fantastic case, they won over £11,000 in funding from Energyshare, via the energyfund Cornwall awards. BF Adventure won the funding on Monday 10th November, and Natural Generation was on site installing the panels a couple of days later.
What BF Adventure said:
“We chose to install Solar PV because we have significant utilities output and it would benefit us financially and environmentally. Income raised from the solar power will go into a bursary for funding more programmes for our core clients, so the fact that Natural Generation were on site so quickly, and completed the installation within just a few days, means that we can start saving on our energy bills sooner rather than later! We are very happy with the service that Natural Generation have provided, and the quality of the installation on our new kitchen build”.
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