Sun set to shine on social enterprise?


Local social enterprise, Fal Energy Partnership (FEP), has been awarded nearly £20k from the Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) to do a feasibility study into generating 2MW of solar-powered electricity from business, farm and public sector roofs in the Falmouth and Penryn area.

If the project goes ahead, it is hoped that FEP will be able to employ a dedicated energy manager who will work on issues around fuel poverty, energy saving and renewable energies.

“We are very pleased to be able to do this study,” said FEP chair, Charmian Larke.

“There are many very large roofs in Falmouth and Penryn that would be suitable and it would be great to benefit not only the farms, businesses and organisations by selling them cheaper electricity but ultimately our whole community by helping alleviate fuel poverty and by providing greater energy security.”