Solar Communities “Free Solar PV”

Cornish charity and social enterprise Community Energy Plus has launched its Solar Communities 2012 programme with a multi-million pound fund to offer free solar PV installations to Village Halls, Community Centres, Sports and Recreation Clubs, Churches, GP Surgeries, Private Schools, Private Day Nurseries, Charities, Social Enterprises and businesses across Devon and Cornwall.



Buildings taking up the offer will benefit from:

  • Free electricity, when consumed at times it is being generated by the system. *
  • The ownership of the panels will pass to the building after 20 years, at which time the panels are expected to be still generating at least 80% of their original efficiency.

The scheme follows the success of Solar Communities 2011, which saw Community Energy Plus working with established Cornwall-based Solar PV installers to arrange the finance required to enable organisations to benefit from free green electricity. Between July 2011 and March 2012 a total of 177kW of solar PV was installed on 22 local community buildings.


Visit to find out if your building is eligible for free solar PV, and read about the buildings who have already benefited from the Solar Communities programme.

For further information, contact Jeff Moore via email at or telephone on 01209 614975.

*certain conditions apply

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