TRESOC are delighted to announce it has completed its second solar installation, a 7kWp system on the roof at Follaton Community Centre in Totnes. Read more here...
Local tidal potential research continues
Research carried out into the potential for a tidal turbine at the Anchorstone in the River Dart has found the water speed too low for a viable scheme. However links made during the project with Plymouth University have yielded further research across a wider area to identify the best local site for marine energy. All are welcome to our joint event on Wednesday 4th December at the Civic Hall
Lost opportunity for clean energy in community ownership
Following the disappointing decision by South Hams District Council in February 2013 to reject the Totnes Community Wind Farm planning application for two 100m turbines – which would have met the electricity demand for 2,500 homes – TRESOC’s commercial partner, Infinergy, have decided the risk is too great to appeal.
Hooray! TRESOC members are the proud owners of our first community-owned solar PV array at Leatside doctors’ surgery, Totnes.
Local MP Sarah Wollaston revealed the data display panel (from behind a cloud) on Friday 30th November. A partnership project between YOKK solar and TRESOC, it is sure to be the first of many such installations.
Questions about the accuracy of the photomontages have been satisfactorily answered. The misunderstanding of the scale was due to people printing them out in A4, rather than A3. More details can be found here:
The future of onshore wind power explored in a passionate and illuminating debate in Dartington’s Great Hall. Four expert panelists — two for, two against — chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby.
Full length debate available soon.