Now that the cost of solar panels and installation have reduced we’re very keen to get more solar on roofs. If you know anyone or have spotted any large south facing roofs do get in touch – our new leaflet is here with additional info here.

In May 2015 FRECo raised £280,000 through community shares in just four days. This investment has been used to install 150kw of solar on the roof of Frome Medical Practice and to part-fund and install 50kw of solar on Frome Town Football Club’s new solar powered community stand. You can see how much they are…

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As well as practical projects, sometimes we also need to lobby. As you may have heard the government are proposing to cut subsidies (the Feed in Tariff) for solar by 87% in January 2016. They are also suspending ‘pre-accreditation’ which means that renewable energy projects won’t know what level of support they can expect to…

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Do you find it hard to keep your home cosy? FRECo is trialing a new, not for profit, draught-busting service to help local homes make their homes more comfortable. Our trained team of energy experts is available to visit your home and fit a range of draught-preventing materials, from draught-excluders to strips for leaky sash…

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FRECo is excited to announce that we can now provide Energy Performance Certificates – a vital document for when you’re selling, upgrading or renting out a house or want to register for the Renewable Heat Incentive. As a locally based not for profit organisation we offer a friendly, affordable, reliable service and have a good…

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30 homes opened their doors to over 600 visits one sunny weekend in March. The homes showcased a wide range of measures, from solid wall insulation to solar, from wood-fired heating to water recycling, from chickens, to bee-keeping to re-used materials. Watch our short film about the event here Visitor Sue said ‘This weekend has been…

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FRECo has been running ‘Switch and Save’ sessions to help Frome residents save money and cut carbon. So far we have helped over 200 people switch energy supplier, saving an average of £180 per year per household. The project was funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change as part of the Big Energy Saving Network…

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