Oke Energy is an exciting new community renewable energy project in Okehampton and it's surrounding hamlets
The spring sunshine and April showers have inspired a new energy project in the town and hamlets.
Okehampton Community Energy, a joint venture between Okehampton Town Council and Okehampton Hamlets Parish Council, has now secured a grant to investigate the feasibility of community owned renewable energy schemes within the area.
This funding, from the Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF),has allowed the project to commission local firm DARE to conduct investigations into the potential for community owned solar photovoltaic panel arrays and hydropower systems.
RCEF is a £15 million programme, delivered by WRAP and jointly funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC). It supports rural communities in England to develop renewable energy projects which provide economic and social benefits to the community.
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