Solar power open day

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A leading Nasdaq-listed American solar power company will at Kingsley Village next week showcasing renewable solar power opportunities at a community solar day.

SunPower Corporation has pledged to expand its renewable solar energy projects throughout the south west. 20 sites of 5MWp each are already under different stages of the development, the most advanced being in the Wadebridge, Constantine and Callestick areas. SunPower is also keen to discuss additional opportunities with landowners and communities.

SunPower has been designing, manufacturing and delivering solar power cells and systems worldwide for 25 years. The company is now bringing its expertise to Cornwall, where farmers are well placed to benefit from renewable natural energy. This can be done alongside traditional farming as sheep can continue grazing under the panels.

Sean Murphy, chief technology strategist at Sunpower, commented: “Harnessing the power of the sun is a reliable and sustainable power source using proven technologies and there’s now a role for the south west to be at the forefront of solar sustainability in the UK.

“It is our goal to establish an open dialogue with local communities to create mutually beneficial, long-term projects in harmony with the environment.”

The open day takes place from 11am on October 4, while an evening seminar is also being held from 6-8pm, featuring talks by Thomas Dinwoodie, founder and CTO of SunPower Corporation; Sean Murphy, chief technology strategist;  Haydn Scholes, director Of Wardell Armstrong; and Angela Bridges, partner at Foot Anstey solicitors.

Places are limited – please contact laura.mckay@wildcard.co.uk

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