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Energy Fair 2017 – 28th Oct – Tavistock Town Hall

Date for the diaries!

We’re looking forward to our 2017 Energy Fair which will be looking at developments in local smart networks and storage … and local efforts to combat fuel poverty …

Please let us know if you’d like to get involved, exhibit, volunteer and if you have anything you’d like to see or hear about on the day (email or call 07969 569 444).

Smart Energy Marketplace 2017


Tamar Energy Community is looking forward to this event. A great chance to catch up with what’s going on in the market. And you can find us in the Communities section. Let us know if you’re planning to go.

Organised by RegenSW. Find out more here:
28 March, Sandy Park, Exeter from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

A unique showcase of the emerging smart, decentralised energy system of the future – a radical shift in the way we power our lives that is creating huge opportunities.

Smart Energy Marketplace is the biggest smart energy technology and renewable energy generation show in the south west. A jam packed event – with a unique exhibition, high level conference and informative talks attracting businesses, installers, developers, community groups and landowners to make for another lively and informative day.

The exhibition features over 100 companies including smart energy technologies, renewable energy installers and developers, construction companies, training providers, manufacturers, consultants and advisors, energy assessors, financiers and banks. Find out more about exhibiting here. The high level conference provides the latest overview of the sector. Designed for those who are already developing projects or those looking to explore complex policy areas or opportunities. Find out more about attending here.

Please phone Emily to find out more about the event on 01392 494 399 or email .

You can also book here and download a flyer here.

Unlocking the Power of Community – Energy Fair 2016

Unlocking the Power of Community is the theme for our annual energy fair on Saturday October 15th which will take place in Local Matters community space in Elbow Lane, Tavistock, from 10:00 until 15:00.

This is very apt as we work to complete our Community Solar Project to put community owned solar panels on a number of roofs across the area. These solar roofs enable our host sites to reduce their energy costs and be renewable generators. Any surplus is used to support fuel poverty and energy advice locally.

The local community has come together to raise £110,000 to finance part of the project and we’ll be launching a community share offer later in the year.

Our energy fair will be bringing together local leading local renewable energy suppliers, retrofit specialists and community energy and environmental groups from across Devon and Cornwall including New Generation Energy, The Fell Partnership, Mike Wye (natural building products), Sungift and ZLC Energy and The Utility Warehouse.

Please come along, find out more about what we’re doing at Local Matters, talk to our exhibitors and learn about Tamar Energy Community’s first community financed project.

Call or email us for more information. Email or call 07969 569 444.


Energy Savers at Home

On Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th January 2014 between 10:00 and 16:00 there will be a chance to visit a variety of households across Tavistock and its villages. Come and see what steps householders have taken to reduce their energy consumption and/or begin generating their own!
Have a chat about the costs and benefits, and consider how measures might work in your home.
There will also be bus tours of some of the households available on both days. Booking is advised for the bus tours.

The open homes weekend will be followed by an Eco Fair at Tavistock College on Saturday January 25th (10:00 to 16:00). An opportunity to speak to specialists about energy conservation and reduction. The college will also be celebrating the launch of its Solar Schools campaign.
Interested in exhibiting at and/or sponsoring these events?

We’d also like to hear from householders willing to share with others how they are saving energy at home! Call or email Kate Royston, Transition Tavistock (07969 569444,

A similar event ran in 2012.