Sustainable Crediton Community Renewable Energy Project

We are considering setting up a locally owned, not for private profit company generating renewable energy which would be a valuable contribution towards Sustainable Crediton's aim of greater self-reliance and resilience in the Crediton area. It would reduce the local carbon footprint. It would also contribute to our aims of working together for a positive future and bringing benefit to the community.


1st February 2016

Sun Sets on Crediton’s Community Solar Energy Project

Following Queen Elizabeth's (QE) School's decision not to progress Sustainable Crediton's community energy proposal last month, Sustainable Crediton have decided to end work on this project. Charles Mossman, Project Leader, said that "we are bitterly disappointed that our 18 month project has ended ...


1st January 2016

QE School unable to support Proposal

On the 30th November three members of the Energy Group, Charles Mossman, Ed Sharp and Hertha Wood presented an "Energy Partnership Proposal " to the QE Resources Committee. The proposal was to install upto 275KW of solar PV panels on QE School roofs during 2016 free of charge to QE. The panels woul ...


6th December 2015

Energy Group Present to QE School Resources Committee

On the 30th November three members of the Energy Group, Charles Mossman, Ed Sharp and Hertha Wood presented an "Energy Partnership Proposal " to the QE Resources Committee. The proposal was to install upto 275KW of solar PV panels on QE School roofs during 2016 free of charge to QE. The panels woul ...


1st November 2015

Crediton Community Energy Project Pre-accreditation Submitted

As reported last month, we were working on submitting applications into OFGEM to obtain pre-accreditation into the FIT scheme at current FIT rates for our potential project with QE School. Happily we can report that the applications for multiple roofs at QE were all submitted on time and we are hop ...


29th September 2015

Community Energy Opportunity for QE School

Crediton's Community Energy [CCE] project has completed a feasibility study which recommends the installation of photovoltaic [PV] cells on school roofs. Sustainable Crediton is now working with Queen Elizabeth's School with a view to gaining governor approval for PV installation. Ben Brook (Q ...


24th September 2015

Feasibility Study Executive Summary

The Feasibility Study has been approved by WRAP and the Executive Summary is available to read here. Sustainable Crediton is grateful to Andrew Shadrake of DARE and the rest of the team for their excellent work. We are delighted that the study has identified a potentially viable project that c ...


31st August 2015

Government Consulting on reducing Renewables Subsidies

In August, as explained in the last newsletter, the Energy Group responded to a Government consultation on removing certain benefits to Community Renewable Energy Companies such as we are proposing to create. The gist of our response was the removal of pre-accreditation will make our project ...


30th June 2015

Community Energy Feasibility Study Under WRAPS

The community energy feasibility study has been completed and submitted to the funders, Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) on behalf of the Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF). We are waiting for WRAP's approval. The feasibility study demonstrates that a community energy project b ...


28th February 2015

Energy Group presents to Crediton Town Council

At a recent Crediton Town Council meeting, those present were treated to an interesting presentation by Charles Mossman, Energy Group Coordinator and Andrew Shadrake of the Devon Association for Renewable Energy (DARE). The presentation which is included here explains the benefits to Crediton ...


31st January 2015

Community Energy Feasibility Study Update

Early interest from Lords Meadow Industrial Estate occupiers led to several roof surveys but no sustained interest. The reasons for this appear to be: the difficulty of stating an exact level of electricity discount before installation costs are known and FIT rate confirmed; the low value o ...


30th October 2014

Community Energy Project Gets Full Support

A lively and well attended public meeting about Sustainable Crediton's Community Energy Project was held on 20 October. The main aims of the meeting were to report on progress with the feasibility study looking into the potential for the project and to listen to and discuss views on the projec ...


12th September 2014

Frequently Asked Questions about the Community Renewable Energy Project

1. Why is Sustainable Crediton Energy Group proposing a community energy generation project? A locally owned, not for private profit company generating renewable energy would be a valuable contribution towards Sustainable Crediton's aim of greater self-reliance and resilience in the Credito ...


12th September 2014

Local Group Awarded £20,000

Local Group Awarded £20,000 to Explore Community Energy Sustainable Crediton has just been allocated almost £20,000 to develop a community-owned energy project. "We are delighted that this grant will allow people in the Crediton area to start work on creating an energy enterprise that wil ...


30th August 2013

Crediton Community Energy Company Survey

Download the survey by clicking on this title Please download the survey , complete it and then email the completed document to info@sustainablecrediton.org.uk We are aiming to have a meeting for those interested in helping in the autumn. ...



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