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Future looks bright as cricket club gets solar panel permission
12:49pm Friday 13th December 2013 in News
The future is looking bright for Wendron Football and Cricket Club after being given permission to place solar panels on its grounds.
Conditional planning approval has been given to the club to install two 30kW solar PV arrays, as well as build a seated grandstand and tractor shed.
Writing on behalf of the club in documents accompanying the planning application, Andrew Tanner, managing director of solar panel firm Plug Into The Sun, said the club wanted to become more sustainable and generate some of its electricity from on-site renewable energy.
It is hoped the panels will produce around 50 per cent of the energy needed.
The modules will have a dual purpose by also acting as a covered area for spectators, to shield them from rain or excessive sunshine.
The 30kWp solar PV installation will be split into two arrays, with one section on the south facing slope overlooking the football pitch, and the other on the north side of the pitch facing south.
Owners of some houses on the road at the top of the hill, on the entrance to Carnkie village, have been warned the back of the modules “may be slightly visible.”
No members of the public responded to a public consultation run by Cornwall Council, however, with the plans also shown to residents and members of the public at various community events over the summer and a presentation given to the parish council, which offered its support.
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