Solar PV 2

In September 2015 ECOE pre-registered sites for local groups in Crediton, Okehampton, Braunton and Swimbridge to secure Feed-in-Tariff subsidies. ECOE, Energy Analysis and DARE then investigated completing these Devon-wide sites.

SwimbridgeJublileeHallUnfortunately Okehampton Glass was the only site we completed. We couldn’t proceed with Swimbridge Jubilee Hall, Lobb Football Pavillion, Braunton Academy and Southmead Primary School.

Swimbridge was nearly successful. It turned out we needed to strengthen the roof, something nobody expected. Because this installation was only just financially viable, this killed the project, even though we had virtually completed legal agreements.

Sadly the governors at Queen Elizabeth College decided against the solar installation of several of their roofs. This was a huge disappointment for Sustainable Crediton Energy Group after all of their hard work.

Although ECOE managed the installation at Okehampton Glass, a third party paid for and owns the panels. ECOE therefore operates none of the sites explored under solar PV 2.