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Solar farm near Wadebridge gives £10,000 to local community groups

The Middle Treworder solar farm has awarded £10,000 to eight community groups in the Wadebridge area.


The top three awards went to the Skateboard and BMX Park project (£5,000), Wadebridge Swimming Club to train more coaches (£2,400) and St Kew Highway Football Club for a ride-on mower to improve the quality of pitches (£1,000).

Source: Cornish Guardian On-line, 11th October 2014


Energy firm to be set up in Wadebridge

WADEBRIDGE will have its own electricity generating company for the first time in almost 90 years.

The Wadebridge Energy Company will be owned by local people through a community share issue, taking the town "back to the future" with local electricity generation.

Source: Cornish Guardian, 1st October 2014


Town’s new money

Source: Cornish Guardian, 6th August 2014

Power of superfast broadband

Source: Cornish Guardian, 23rd July 2014

Pupils design new currency

Source: Cornish Guardian, 2nd July 2014

Solar farm Section 106 cash available to groups

Source: Cornish Guardian, 2nd July 2014


Renewable energy could cut energy bills – but the government must help

Source: The Guardian, article by Andy Atkins, Executive Director, Friends of the Earth
Date: 15th April 2014



Community energy schemes: what's holding local people back?

Date: 3rd March 2014


Cornish town plans to restore its energy self-sufficiency by 2020

Date: 25th February 2014



Energy Minister Visits WREN

Source: Cornish Guardian
Date: 24th April, 2013

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Investment for green schemes

Source: Business Cornwall
Date: 17th April, 2013

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WREN is given £100k to help boost green growth

Source: This is Cornwall
Date: 13th February, 2013

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WREN goes green with electric cars

Source: This is Cornwall
Date: 30th January, 2013

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Britain's First Solar Powered Town

Source: The Telegraph
Date: 1st April, 2011








Aiming for 30% Renewable Power

Source: BBC News
Date: 18th January, 2011
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Wadebridge Energy Company partners with South West Water

For the first time in nearly ninety years, Wadebridge will have its own electricity generating company. Wadebridge Energy Company will install solar panels on roofs and is working with South West Water on an installation to power one of its treatment works.



£10,000 grants for local causes

£10,000 from the Middle Treworder solar farm has been presented to eight community groups in the Wadebridge area.


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. 




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