Charity turns to solar power


A Perranporth charity which is responsible for looking after some of the town’s most popular public gardens and leisure amenities has had a solar PV system fitted to its roofs.

With thousands of holidaymakers, visitors and locals using its facilities, Perranporth Gardens Charities wanted to ensure its buildings were operating as environmentally-friendly as possible.

Having installed rainwater harvesting systems and had a bore hole drilled to provide water for the public toilets, the charity turned its attention to solar power and called upon local renewable energy specialist, Happy Energy, for help installing the three systems – two 4Kw and one 2Kw – on the bowling club, storage shed and new meeting room roofs.

Charity secretary, Tanya Higgins, said: “We had discussed the benefits of solar for some time but when we heard the Government were planning to reduce their Feed In Tariff payments we decided to move quickly and turned to the team at Happy Energy to discuss how solar could benefit and were delighted with the help they provided.”

Happy Energy CEO, Adrian Wright, added: “As a Perranporth company it was great for us to be selected to work with the Garden Charities on the solar installs.”

“We’re delighted that our installations are not only making the charity more environmentally friendly but reducing their energy bills and providing added revenue through the Feed In Tariff payments.”