This is how others have reported WREN over the years.


Sunshine Tariff

The Sunshine Tariff from WREN in association with Tempus Energy, Western Power Distribution and Regen SW has attracted much media attention since it began in January 2016.

26-Jan-16, BBC Radio Cornwall, Laurence Reed
Sara Bell, CEO of Tempus Energy interviewed [Starts at 1 hour 38 minutes into the programme. Available to listen to until 24 February 2016] 

26-Jan-16, Business Green

26th January 2016, Energy Live News

24th January 2016, Cornish Guardian

22nd January 2016, Western Morning News

22nd January 2016, BBC Spotlight (6.30pm) Story by Scott Bingham - no longer available on BBC iPlayer

13th January 2016, Western Morning News

7th January 2016, Cornish Guardian 

Cornwall experiments with 'sunshine tariff' as possible alternative for UK solar

A grassroots project in Cornwall, England, is examining ways to implement a special, so-called "sunshine tariff." The project, although small in scale, could provide the template for the solar business models of the new era of zero subsidies.

Source:, 16th October 2015

The renewable village

Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network (Wren) have big plans for their town - 100% energy self sufficiency!

Ambitious, sure, but they're doing pretty well already, with over 100 solar installs, 60 renewable heat systems and 160 home insulations under their belts.

Source: Keep FITs website, 15th October 2015

The town where one in ten have opted for solar power

Even before she got behind her desk in Whitehall, Amber Rudd, the new energy secretary, was promising to "unleash a new solar revolution".
A million people now live in homes with solar panels on the roof, and she says that number needs to increase further.
Yet the residents of one small town in Cornwall need no extra persuasion.
Around 500 houses in Wadebridge on the Camel estuary already have panels on their roofs - nearly 10% of homes in the area - making the town a contender for the solar power 'capital' of the UK.

Source: BBC, 22nd May 2015

WREN – A Community Energy Town In The Making

Residents of the Cornish town of Wadebridge are pioneering a community initiative that could become a model for the county and beyond.

Source: Engerati, the smart energy network, 30th October 2014–-community-energy-town-making

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?

Source: The Guardian
Date: 3rd March 2014

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

Source: The Guardian
Date: 25th February 2014

Energy Minister Visits WREN

Source: Cornish Guardian
Date: 24th April, 2013

Investment for green schemes

Source: Business Cornwall
Date: 17th April, 2013
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WREN is given £100k to help boost green growth

WREN given £100 k

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

WREN goes green with electric cars

Electric Cars

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

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