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Farming Investment Fund: Grants for Farmers and Growers for Solar PV

 

The Farming Investment Fund (FIF) is a UK government program that provides grants to farmers and growers to invest in new technology, equipment, and infrastructure. The FIF is made up of two separate funds:

  • Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF): for grants between £1,000 and £25,000
  • Farming Transformation Fund (FTF): for grants between £25,000 and £500,000

The FTF is currently open for applications for a number of grants, including:

  • Improving Farm Productivity
  • Slurry Infrastructure
  • Calf Housing for Health and Welfare
  • Water Management
  • Adding Value

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for a FIF grant, you can visit the Rural Payments Agency website for more information. The website includes information on the different grants available, eligibility criteria, and how to apply.

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Sun's Out, Planning's Easier: Solar Power Just Got More Accessible!

Have you been dreaming of switching to solar power but worried about the hassle of getting approval? Well, good news! The government's new planning rules, introduced in November 2023, are making installing solar panels on your home easier than ever!

Gone are the days of lengthy applications and red tape. These new rules allow for:

    • Flat roof installations without planning permission: Just like businesses, homeowners can now install solar panels without the hassle of planning applications.
    • No permission needed for up to 1MW on businesses: Businesses can now ditch the planning process for solar installations up to 1 megawatt, opening doors for larger-scale renewable energy adoption.
    • Emphasis on using existing developed land: Solar panels can now be installed on car park canopies and other developed areas, maximizing space utilization.

These changes are a game-changer for anyone considering solar power. Not only can you potentially skip the planning process, but you might also be able to install more panels, leading to greater energy savings and reduced reliance on the grid.

Thinking about going solar? Don't wait! These new rules are a fantastic opportunity to make your dream a reality. But remember, choosing the right company is crucial.

At Casey Electrical, we offer:

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Winter Blues for Your Wires? Don't Let Your Electrics Get Shocked!

Brrr! Winter might be on its way out, but the chilling effects on your home's electrics might linger. Lately, our phones have been buzzing with calls about "tripping electrics" and other electrical woes. The culprit? Often, it's something easily preventable!

Remember that battle against the cold with the heating cranked up 24/7? If dampness wasn't kept at bay too, those trusty socket and switch back boxes might have become rusty battlegrounds. Yikes! Water and electricity don't play nice, and that can lead to shorts, sparks, and even fires. This is especially common in older homes, but fear not, the fix is simple – just give us a call!

Speaking of unwanted guests, have you been keeping an eye on your furry (or not-so-furry) freeloaders? Turns out, winter brings more than just snowflakes – it also brings out the mischievous side of some local rodents. We've seen our fair share of homes where excessive rodent damage has wreaked havoc on the electrical wiring. But don't despair! Our team of electrical superheroes can swoop in with an Electrical Condition Report, identify all the affected areas, and zap those electrical gremlins away faster than you can say "cheese!"

So, if you're experiencing electrical quirks or suspect winter might have left its mark on your wiring, don't wait for a bigger shock. Contact Casey Electrical today! We'll diagnose the problem, offer a friendly chat, and get your electrics back in tip-top shape before they throw a winter tantrum. Remember, prevention is always better (and cheaper) than cure!

Call us now and let's keep your home safe and powered up!

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Established in 2008, Casey Electrical is based in Launceston on the Cornwall / Devon border and provides a full solution service for all your electrical requirements. 

Contact Details

Address: Hendra Bungalow, Altarnun,
Launceston. PL15 7TE

Call Us : 07807 167 188
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Office Time : Monday to Friday 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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