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One of the founding principles of WREN is that it is irresponsible to promote substantial public programmes without evaluating their impact. It is common for interventions to be promoted without coherent underpinning, and too many ungrounded assertions of the benefits of particular strategies are made.

WREN is therefore determined that any subsequent claims of benefit, or areas of failure, are informed by external evidence.

As the academic output grows, and becomes of wider interest, WREN will develop on its website an academic partnership page to describe initiatives, collaborations, and make available published outputs.

In summary, academic partnerships are being expanded to allow WREN to develop, with its academic partners, a broad-­based funded evaluation programme, and a distinctive dissemination process of findings to add to debates on the role of community energy schemes, and identify replicable components.

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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.

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Falmouth University students have designed the future – or some aspects of it at least. The students, supported by Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network, worked with local people to develop ideas to improve life and business using superfast broadband technology and turn the ideas into designs. Their projects are now on display at WREN’s Energy Shop in Wadebridge. 

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75 children from primary schools in the Wadebridge area seized the opportunity to design WREN’s new Wr5 note.

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