Working towards a resilient low energy future for Helston and district

The Energy Group

The energy group seeks to promote initiatives which reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. 95% of Cornwall's energy is imported into the county from Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset which is due to close in 2020. The energy losses of sending this electricity down 200 miles of cables are about 20%. Cornwall has excellent opportunities to harvest wind, wave and tidal power. Our projects aim to promote the production of renewable energy produced locally.

Our Current Projects

Promoting Energy Efficiency

Community Renewable Energy

Solar Thermal Kits

Debunking the Myths About Wind Turbines

Energy Related Web Links

Peninsula Research Institute for Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE)

Renewable Energy Office for Cornwall

The Community Sustainable Energy Programme

Renewable Energy

The Devon Association for Renewable Energy

Community Energy Plus

The Renewable Energy Association

Energy Savings Trust

GSHP Association

Heat Pump Association

British Wind Energy Association

Solar Trade Association

Renewables Advisory Board

Biomass Energy Centre

British Hydropower Association

Combined Heat and Power Association

Information on Renewable Energy Technologies

Wind Power Further information (PDF)

Solar Hot Water Further information (PDF)

Solar Electric Further information (PDF)

Biomass. Further information (PDF)

Hydro-Electric Further information (PDF)

Combined heat and power (CHP) Further information (PDF)

Air-Source Heat Pumps Further information (PDF)

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