WREN is continually working hard with the best local, trusted installers and suppliers to offer some great renewable energy systems and low carbon technology. All WREN's recommended installers and suppliers are fully accredited, insured and vetted by WREN for their experience, value for money and use of quality products.
By choosing WREN Offers your local community benefits too. For every offer taken up, the installer or supplier will pay a contribution to the WREN Community Fund.
If you generate electricity at your home or business, using solar PV or a wind turbine, say, the chances are that you are exporting up to 70% of the electricity you produce. With a diverter, you can use almost all the energy you produce, thus saving you more money.
A diverter continually monitors the electricity produced by your generation system and the electricity you use in the building. It automatically detects when generation exceeds consumption and, instead of exporting it to the grid, diverts the surplus electricity to alternatives such as the immersion heater, storage heaters or battery banks. As soon as it detects that there is no surplus, the diverter stops diverting, ensuring you do not import energy unnecessarily.
We have researched the diverter market, assessed the relative merits of products, and are able to promote to our members two different diverters at an installed price from around £400
100% Renewable Energy Tariffclick here.
Biomass Boilers and Solar Thermal
The Renewable Heat incentive is now available for domestic customers on these two technologies. The RHI amounts to a tariff paid quarterly across 7 years, and likely total amounts are as follows:
Biomass - £7000 to £35,000
Solar Thermal - £1500 to £2000
Talk to WREN for more details, and for referral to out vetted local installers. We also offer either 25 or 50 Wrens with any of these installations.
Commercial Biomass Heating
Are you a business? Are you looking to save money, make money and reduce your carbon footprint? WREN is working with local and trusted installers to offer commercial biomass systems. Using wood fuel instead of conventional oil or gas could save you up to 40% in fuel costs and generate an income stream with the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments. Click on the image to find out more.
If you'd like to know more about biomass heating click here.
Domestic Solar PV Panels: New Lower Prices!
WREN is working with local installers to offer complete domestic PV systems using quality products and a bonus 25 Wrens to spend in participating Wadebridge businesses. New low prices mean that even with the Feed in Tariff being halved over the last year your system could still pay back within 7 years. Click on the image to find out more about our 4kW system.
Commercial Solar PV Panels
WREN is working with local installers to offer competitively priced larger scale PV systems. Our recommended installers will work with your business to create a system tailored to your building
and your needs. Click on the image to find out more about our 10kW PV offer.
Convert your cooker from oil to electric with locally based Cornish Cooker Conversions. Save carbon, save money and collect 25 Wrens to spend in Wadebridge based businesses.
Vote for locally owned energy
The Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network (WREN) has applied for two grants from Energyfund Cornwall to make a significant step forward for locally-owned community energy. However, to have a chance of winning them it needs to demonstrate support through on-line voting by its supporters for both projects.
The 5 Wren note made its debut at Wadebridge Museum on 30th July.
The Wren is Wadebridge’s local currency, the only one in Cornwall.Read more...
A £10,000 fund is available for community projects to benefit people living in Wadebridge, St Kew, St Mabyn and Egloshayle.
The money comes from the Middle Treworder Solar Farm under a “Section 106” agreement made when it was given permission to go ahead, and is available as grants to voluntary and not-for-profit organisations and community groups in the area around the solar farm.Read more...