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Scheme’s staff ask residents if they back proposed giant energy farm  

Credit:  Cornish Guardian | January 18, 2013 | www.thisiscornwall.co.uk ~~

Staff from an energy company, which this week unveiled proposals to build the biggest combined wind turbine and solar panel farm in the county, have this week been knocking on doors in North Cornwall to gauge people’s reactions and opinions.

Good Energy, who operate the Delabole wind farm, want to create the 47MW energy farm at Week St Mary, near Bude, that could power around 20,000 homes.

Proposals for the 80-acre site include 14 turbines measuring up to 125m high and 75 acres of solar panels.

Last year the company carried out a scoping exercise in the area.

As a result of that exercise the size of the proposed scheme has been reduced.

This week Good Energy staff have been knocking on the doors of 900 households including those who will benefit from lower electricity prices.

If it goes ahead the company will offer customers living within a 5km radius of the farm a local tariff with a 20 per cent discount on electricity bills, saving customers £100 a year.

A £79,000-a-year community fund to invest in local projects is also on the table.

Source:  Cornish Guardian | January 18, 2013 | www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

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