Sustainable energy experts RegenSW have said that a ‘record’ number of visitors attended the organisation’s Renewable Energy Marketplace, held at Exeter’s Westpoint Arena.
Over 1300 businesses, landowners and householders went along to see how they could cut energy bills and earn revenues from installing renewable energy.
Regen SW chief executive Merlin Hyman said: “The South West is leading the way in local and community scale renewables with nearly a fifth of all projects under the Government’s Feed-in Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive having been developed in the region.
“The huge interest in Renewable Energy Marketplace showed this success is just the start of the decentralised energy revolution.”
AccordingRegen, the Feed In Tariff has resulted in South West installations generating enough electricity for 142,000 houses.
The Government launched its domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme this week, which will reward householders who replace fossil fuel boilers with renewable heating solutions such as biomass systems, air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps and solar thermal technologies.