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SunGift to help Jurassic Fibre with green aims

South West solar energy installer SunGift Solar has secured an order from ultrafast full-fibre broadband provider, Jurassic Fibre for its first solar PV installation.

The 100.05Kw system is to be installed at Jurassic Fibre’s premises at Bramble Hill Industrial Estate in Honiton.

Like SunGift, which has provided renewable energy to businesses and homes in the region since 2005...

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Energy crisis underlines need for more investment in solar PV

The founder of a leading renewable energy company based in Devon argues that the current energy crisis shows more than ever that people and businesses need to seek out alternatives.

Gabriel Wondrausch of SunGift Solar also says that interest in the opportunities presented by clean energy has risen exponentially in the past year, with commercial solar deployment across the UK having its...

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Sunshine joins SunGift!

Aptly named Sarah Sunshine has joined Exeter’s solar PV specialists, SunGift Solar in the newly created role of marketing executive.

Sarah moved from her home country of Zimbabwe in the mid-90s to study and is well equipped for her role at SunGift through achieving an MSc in Digital Marketing from Chichester University.

She says that growing up in Zimbabwe gives her a different...

Life Centre to get a green hat

This summer the iconic Plymouth Life Centre will be crowned with the city’s largest solar roof.

As part of Plymouth City Council’s ambition to become a greener and sustainable city, the Council is working with Plymouth Energy Community (PEC), a local Community Benefit Society, to help increase the amount of renewable energy generated in the City.

PEC is owned and run by...

Warning over solar subsidy cuts

Government proposals to cut subsidies to large solar farms could be extremely detrimental for the South West, according to one of the Westcountry’s leading renewable energy lawyers.

In a move which would end the current system two years early, the proposal is to force owners of solar power installations which are larger than 5 megawatts to compete with other renewable energy...

Plymouth University receives funding for new renewable energy system

Plymouth University has been awarded more than £500,000 to enhance the use of renewable energy in buildings on its campus.

The grant, from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), will see a range of new technologies installed in the Charles Seale-Hayne Library and the Students’ Union building.

It will complement the University’s existing green initiatives,...

Council to host solar industry open day for major energy project

A major renewable energy programme is moving a step closer as Plymouth City Council invites solar business leaders to attend a supplier open day on 22 May.

The open day will take place in the Plymouth Guildhall from 10am and is an opportunity for renewable business to meet the Council’s procurement officers to discuss plans to purchase, fit and maintain solar PV panels for up to 14...

RHI Workshop - Exeter

A ‘Renewable Heat Incentive’ (RHI) Funded Heat Pump Solutions workshop was held at The Buckerell Lodge Hotel in Exeter. The high-profile event created by Carbon Savings Alliance (CSA) and co-hosted by My Green Heating Finance and Kensa Heat Pumps, attracted over 50 delegates from across the South West, and beyond. This included Social Housing Associations, architects and leading members of the...