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Perranporth Gardens Charity Solar Installation

New Solar PV Installation for Perranporth Charity

A Perranporth charity which is responsible for looking after some of the town’s most popular public gardens, car park and leisure amenities including the Bowling Club, Boating Lake and public toilets is looking forward to a bright future after having three Solar PV systems fitted to the roofs of its buildings by Happy Energy.

With thousands of holiday-makers, visitors and locals using their facilities, Perranporth Gardens Charities (which amalgamated from 4 separate charities in Perranporth in 1937) wanted to ensure its buildings were operating as environmentally friendly as possible.

Having installed rainwater harvesting systems and having had a bore hole drilled to provide water for the public toilets, the charity turned its attention to solar power and called on local renewable energy and energy efficiency specialists Happy Energy for help installing the three systems – two 4Kw and one 2Kw – on the Perranporth Bowling Club, storage shed and the new Community Meeting Room roofs adjacent to the Beach Road Car Park.
“When we took over the running of the public toilets with financial help from the Parish Council, we were amazed just how much water and electricity they used given the thousands of visitors who use them every year. Having refurbished them, which included the rainwater harvesting system and the bore hole, we looked at how Solar Energy could also help reduce the running costs of our buildings,” said charity secretary Tanya Higgins.

“We had discussed the benefits of solar for some time but when we heard the Government were planning to reduce their Feed In Tariff (FiT) payments we decided to move quickly and turned to the team at Happy Energy to discuss how solar could benefit.  We have been delighted with the help they provided.

“The whole process was fantastic and seamless.  The team at Happy Energy were highly organised, took great care and in a couple of days we were generating our own electricity which will reduce our power bills considerably in the years to come,” added Tanya.

Happy Energy CEO Adrian Wright said he was s delighted to have been able to help a local charity that donates thousands of pounds for local good causes every year: “As a Perranporth company it was great for us to be selected to work with the Garden Charities on the solar installs.

“Not only have they been the guardians of local amenities for almost 80 years, which thousands of visitors to Perranporth still use annually, but they support local good causes through any surplus monies raised.

“So we’re delighted that our installations are not only making the charity more environmentally friendly but reducing their energy bills and providing added revenue through the Feed In Tariff payments,”

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