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A British town is trying to become the first solar-powered town. Goal is 30% renewables by 2015. Here's a video update:

A British town is trying to become the first solar-powered town. Goal is 30% renewables by 2015. Here's a video update:

Despite a promising start and a growing membership for WREN (Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network) , the community's plans to generate 30% of its electricity from renewables by 2015 were hit hard by news that the Government would review its incentives for solar projects over 50kWp after a rush of commercial, utility-scale projects were launched. Whatever the rights and wrongs of incentivizing large-scale commercial installations like this old tin mine turned solar power plant , WREN hopes that the Government will treat community-owned medium scale installations a little differently. And there are early signs they may be in luck. This from a Solarcentury press release about the company's partnership with the Wadebridge solar project : Since Episode One, and the recording of this film, Greg Barker MP, Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change, has praised the...

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