Projects

At Tamar Energy Community we’re involved in a number of different projects that are helping us localise energy. This includes community owned renewable energy, improving housing and addressing fuel poverty.

You can find links to our ongoing projects and investments below, including Community Solar, Mount Kelly Heat Project, Warmer Bedford Cottages and our Energy Advice Services.

If you’re interested in getting involved, have ideas for a project or would like to start your own, please get in touch.

Community Solar

TEC has installed 327kW of community owned solar across six host sites including Abbey Garden Machinery and Mount Kelly College and Prep sites in Tavistock, Tesco Stores in Callington, Carbiele Junior School in Torpoint and Plymstock School.

Find out more here.

In the last quarter of 2020 we raised £322,000 through a community share offer to extend community ownership and enable us to repay loans. Find out more here.

 

Mount Kelly Renewable Heat Project

Mount Kelly School and Tamar Energy Community are excited to be working on an ambitious renewable heat project to assess the potential for a carbon neutral district heating system for the School’s 60 plus buildings across their 100 acre site. Find out more here.

 

Bedford Cottages – Warmer and Healthier

Many of our homes across the area are old, and not very energy efficient, and it can be frustrating to feel as though your heat is having little benefit. Understanding the best way to improve older homes can be confusing. Who to talk to? Who best to do the work? Does planning need to be…Read More

Energy Advice Services

  • Finding it challenging to manage your bills and/or heat your home to a comfortable and affordable level?

  • Interested in how to conserve energyreduce your energy bills or generate your own energy with technology such as solar PV and battery storage?

  • Are you looking to retrofit/renovate your property to make it more energy efficient … or build a new energy efficient home or workplace?

Find out more about our Energy Advice Services and how we’re able to help here.

Community Solar Share Offer

On Sept 14th at Tamar Energy Community (TEC) we launched our community share offer to raise £290,000 from the community to support our ‘Solar Roofs’ portfolio of renewable energy installations across the Tamar Valley. On Oct 27th, due to the overwhelming interest in our share offer, the TEC Directors have agreed with our loan provider,…

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Tesco Stores

Find out more about Tesco Stores Callington here. Find out more about Tesco Stores and renewable energy here.

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Bedford Cottages – Warmer and Healthier

Bedford Cottages – Warmer and Healthier

Many of our homes across the area are old, and not very energy efficient, and it can be frustrating to feel as though your heat is having little benefit. Understanding the best way to improve older homes can be confusing. Who to talk to? Who best to do the work? Does planning need to be…

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Community Solar

Community Solar

Installing at Mount Kelly Prep We’re celebrating the fourth year of our Community Solar investment and generation across the Tamar Valley with our Community Solar Share Offer. We’d like to see wider community ownership in our Solar Roofs portfolio. More about our Share Offer here. Our Host Sites Working with local organisations we’ve installed 325kW…

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