Cornwall New Energy helps Fal Energy Partnership to develop a renewable energy business model

Cornwall New Energy (CNE) is working with Fal Energy Partnership to help them develop a solar renewable energy project on the Dracaena Centre, a community centre in Falmouth.

Fal Energy Partnership is a social enterprise working to create a low carbon future for Falmough, Penryn and the surrounding area. CNE have been assisting with securing finance and legal support with a view to developing a fully funded solar project on the community centre.

This is a pilot project: once this is completed and the business model has been refined, Fal Energy Partnership hopes to offer this model businesses and organisations throughout the Falmouth and Penryn Community Network Area, helping them to install renewable energy and energy efficiency at no upfront cost.

This is a good example of support for a local community organisation with a small scale renewable energy project and trialing of a new business model. If this approach is successful, it can be replicated for multiple projects across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly region (C&IoS). It aligns closely with CNE's priorities and if proven, could make a significant contribution to the long term objective of building a strong Local Energy Economy in C&IoS.

Interested in finding out how your business or social enterprise can benefit from CNE?

Please email Terry McGivern terry.mcgivern@ukcommunityworks.org