Following a new publication about the energy performance of homes and businesses in Truro and Falmouth, local MP Sarah Newton, Cornwall Council and local organisations have come together to discuss what has worked to date and what remains to be done when it comes to energy management. Mark Smith, founder at Wattstor, took part as an expert contributor to the Energy Efficiency report, advising on how to build local energy resilience.
“We need a stable energy policy and clear favourable conditions for energy storage i.e. smart metering, classification of storage as an energy saving material for VAT and enhanced capital allowances.”
Read more about the topic and access full report here.
CLEAN ENERGY THAT DOESN’T GO TO WASTE
Sophie Orme, Sales Director at Wattstor said:
“We welcome the findings of this excellent report, which gets under the bonnet of fuel poverty concerns exacerbated by poor housing stock and the fact that more than 40% of homes are not connected to the main gas grid in Falmouth and Truro, with similar conditions across the region.”
Here at Wattstor we’re often inspired by the pioneering homeowners and business that get in touch with us to install a Wattstor energy storage system. We find that a lot of our customers are already on the road to better energy efficiency, and are in the process of electrifying their energy supply (heat pumps, gas, etc. coupled with renewables). They tend to be motivated by a desire to maximise their use of clean on-site renewable energy; reducing their outgoing payments to energy supply, and gaining independence and resilience from the grid, i.e keeping their solar PV running and lights on during a power cut.