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Five Island School on the Isles of ScillyFive Island School on the Isles of Scilly, March 2012

Five Island School is celebrating its latest, a 10kWp system uses an innovative new roof integrated system manufactured in Germany by SOLON and a datalogger.


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Holiday chalet on St Agnes, Isles of ScillyHoliday chalet on St Agnes, Isles of Scilly, March 2012

A new build holiday chalet powered by the sun.


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St MarySt Mary's Harbour, February 2012

This installation looks out over St Mary's Harbour so aesthetics were very important.


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Troy Town FarmTroy Town Farm, November 2011

The most westerly installation in the UK, designed for an extremely exposed site.


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Holiday Let on St Agnes Isles of ScillyHoliday Let on St Agnes Isles of Scilly, November 2011

A Holiday Let property on St Agnes in the Isles of Scilly.


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St Agnes soap companySt Agnes soap company, October 2011

This install powers the cold oil press machine that creates wonderful scents for soaps and essential oils.


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St Agnes workshopSt Agnes workshop, October 2011

A one day installation of modules on a perspex roof.


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Hidden garden installation on the Isles of ScillyHidden garden installation on the Isles of Scilly, October 2011

Based in St Agnes, this installation is only visible from within the garden.


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Straight out to sea at St AgnesStraight out to sea at St Agnes, October 2011

The photo shows the St Agnes lighthouse in the distance highlighting how exposed the site for this install is!


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Wadebridge Primary SchoolWadebridge Primary School, January 2011

10kWp installation at Wadebridge Community Primary School.


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Treliske HospitalTreliske Hospital, January 2011

Plug Into The Sun have installed 20kWp on Treliske Hospital which will powering the Children's Ward.


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Newquay CollegeNewquay College, January 2011

We’ve installed a 40kWp system on Newquay College.


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Combined Universities Cornwall - Tremough CampusCombined Universities Cornwall - Tremough Campus, October 2010

The Penryn campus gets a solar make-over with a top of the range installation from Plug Into The Sun.


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CRHA - Quarry View, DelaboleCRHA - Quarry View, Delabole, October 2010

We installed 21 bespoke designs on 21 eco-homes for Cornwall Rural Housing Association.


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Sir Robert GefferySir Robert Geffery's, August 2010

A total of 48 solar panels were fitted on the school roof over the summer holidays.


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Modern Home in PenzanceModern Home in Penzance, July 2010

A slick and attractive install on a modern detached home in Penzance.


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Garage Roof, HelfordGarage Roof, Helford, January 2010

This solar PV system was installed on the roof of a garage.


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Cottage roof, VentongimpsCottage roof, Ventongimps, January 2010

This solar PV system was installed on the roof of a cottage.


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House Roof, SennenHouse Roof, Sennen, January 2010

This solar PV system has been installed to allow space to expand in the future.


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Tresco school on the Isles of Scilly Tresco school on the Isles of Scilly , January 2010

Tresco school on the Isles of Scilly have recently had a 2kWp on their flat roof.


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St Agnes school on the Isles of ScillySt Agnes school on the Isles of Scilly, January 2010

A 2kWP solar panel installation at St Agnes school in the Isles of Scilly.


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Childrens Centre on St Marys, Isles of ScillyChildrens Centre on St Marys, Isles of Scilly, January 2010

A 1kWp installation was installed at the Children's Centre on St Marys in the Isles of Scilly.


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Supplementing Solar ThermalSupplementing Solar Thermal, July 2009

This solar PV system supplements the existing solar thermal installation and will take advantage of the new Feed In Tariff in 2010.


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Upton Cross Primary SchoolUpton Cross Primary School, July 2009

Upton Cross were keen to reduce their carbon footprint and solar PV on their south facing roof was the obvious choice!


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St. Eval Village HallSt. Eval Village Hall, July 2009

St. Eval Village Hall are substantially reducing both their carbon footprint and their electricity bills by erecting wind turbines and a solar PV installation on the hall roof.


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ItIt's Not Easy Being Green, January 2009

On January 7th 2009 Plug Into The Sun featured in the BBC documentary, 'It's not easy being green'. Andy Tanner and his team were filmed installing solar PV cells for Dick Strawbridge and his family in their home.


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St Just Sports HallSt Just Sports Hall, January 2009

A medium scale installation in St Just.


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Sennen solar thermal and pvSennen solar thermal and pv, January 2009

Roof integrated solar thermal and solar PV system installed near Sennen.


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Duchy of Cornwall in the Isles of ScillyDuchy of Cornwall in the Isles of Scilly, January 2009

This 2kWp system was ground mounted on a metal frame.


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New County HallNew County Hall, January 2009

These solar panels were installed on the New County Hall roof in Truro.


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WhiteWhite's Close, Carrick Housing Trust, September 2008

The White's Close installation for Carrick Housing Trust is the largest roof integrated system in the country. Using Solar Century C21E solar tiles the installation covers almost 200m2 of roof space!


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Chy Nampara, Carrick Housing AssociationChy Nampara, Carrick Housing Association, July 2008

Solar PV was used to assist tenants on relatively low incomes to reduce their electricity bills.


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St Colomb Minor SchoolSt Colomb Minor School, June 2008

By using data logging equipment the panels are used to educate the school children about solar power.


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Treneere TogetherTreneere Together, June 2008

The objective was to offset running costs and raise awareness in the community about solar power.


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Mid terrace renovationMid terrace renovation, June 2008

The home owner wanted to make a statement about solar power with their mid terrace renovation.


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Sure StartSure Start, May 2008

Sure Start aims to deliver the best start in life for every child and this installation will raise awareness amongst the hundreds of people who use their children's centre.


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Drake Primary SchoolDrake Primary School, February 2008

Headteacher Pete Daniels wanted to bring his school into the 21st century and provide something beneficial for both the school and the planet before he retired.


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Fairglen Property DevelopmentFairglen Property Development, January 2008

Fairglen is an eco housing development which meets Government code Level 4 for Sustainable Homes.


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Liskeard social housingLiskeard social housing, January 2008

This project included seven properties near Liskeard, each with a 1kWp installation.


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Davey House, Penwith Housing AssociationDavey House, Penwith Housing Association, December 2007

Tenants are overjoyed with their solar PV systems which require no maintenance and produce approximately half of their electrical needs over the course of the year.


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Penzance YMCAPenzance YMCA, December 2007

A data logger in reception with electronic readouts helps educate the thousands of visitors to the YMCA about solar power.


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Warleggan Jubilee Hall, BodminWarleggan Jubilee Hall, Bodmin, September 2007

This is the the first community project in the UK to benefit from LCBP Phase 2 funding, and will be used to raise awareness about what can be achieved by a community group.


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Barn installationBarn installation, August 2007

This solar PV system was installed on the roof of a metal barn.


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Dolcoath Offices, Kerrier District CouncilDolcoath Offices, Kerrier District Council, June 2007

Kerrier District Council has led the way with renewable energy by making their Council building the first in the UK to have solar PV.


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Solar tiles, St AgnesSolar tiles, St Agnes, June 2007

The roof integrated tiles are perfect for adding solar PV to houses with hardly any visual impact.


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Carbon neutral in PenwithCarbon neutral in Penwith, June 2007

The objective was for the home to become carbon neutral.


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Holway Park school, TauntonHolway Park school, Taunton, May 2007

This is the first school in the UK to have a solar PV installation from LBCP II funding. An electronic display in reception shows energy generated and the carbon dioxide saved.


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Garage, PenzanceGarage, Penzance, May 2007

You don't have to put solar panels on your house to benefit from the technology. This installation was sited on a garage roof.


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CamborneCamborne, February 2007

A solar PV system was installed to offset carbon dioxide emissions.


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Walking the talkWalking the talk, January 2007

As an educationalist, Brian Terry commendably wanted to walk his talk and install solar PV panels on his own home.


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Solar thermal and power, LauncestonSolar thermal and power, Launceston, January 2007

When renovating the property, grants available from the Low Carbon Building Programme (LCBP) made it cheaper to re-roof the building with solar PV.


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Flat roof solution, St IvesFlat roof solution, St Ives, October 2006

This house presented an interesting problem to solve: an installation on a flat roof.


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Long term investment, SaltashLong term investment, Saltash, October 2006

This home owner wanted to reduce carbon dioxide while at the same time making an investment for his grandchildren.


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Praa SandsPraa Sands, October 2006

The objective of this home owner was to be carbon neutral and increase the value of their home.


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Chalet, PenzanceChalet, Penzance, July 2006

Solar PV was installed to offset all electrical needs of the chalet.


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Shaded chaletShaded chalet, June 2006

If you are sited in a shaded area you could still take advantage of solar PV technology.


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Off grid installation, West PenwithOff grid installation, West Penwith, June 2006

Previously this holiday let used a noisy and expensive generator but after rebuilding the roof with PV panels it now generates all its own electricity from solar power.


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Green and keen, LauncestonGreen and keen, Launceston, June 2006

The objective of this solar panel installation was to provide enough energy to supply all the requirements of an average family.


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Information Centre One Stop Shop, Kerrier District CouncilInformation Centre One Stop Shop, Kerrier District Council, June 2006

The installation's objective was to raise awareness, reduce running costs and carbon dioxide emissions.


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Floor mounted system, St JustFloor mounted system, St Just, May 2006

Not only can we install solar PV panels on your roof, we can put them on the ground too.


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Carnyorth Outdoor Education CentreCarnyorth Outdoor Education Centre, February 2006

The centre's complete eco-renovation has included a state-of-the-art photovoltaic (PV) installation.


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