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Our purpose is to help local communities to reduce energy costs and become more sustainable by reducing their carbon footprint. More specifically we aim to raise funds from the community to enable us to install locally-owned renewable energy systems and use the surplus income from these systems to fund work that reduces people’s energy consumption – for example, by improving home energy efficiency.
AGM agrees Community Fund payment of £25,000
The AGM in September 2015 agreed an initial payment of £25,000 to the community fund.
COMMUNITY FUND UPDATE – APRIL 2016
The Community Benefit Fund Committee (CBFC) met for the second time at the beginning of February and approved the grant application procedures. So the process has gone live! The application form can be obtained as a download from the Transition Portishead website, www.transitionportishead.org.uk or by contacting the fund administrator, Chris Stuart-Bennett on email@example.com.
The closing date for applications is 31st May 2016
The CBFC is due to meet again in June to shortlist the projects that will go forward to the final selection stage.
Moorhouse Lane Solar Array generating 6.6% above predicted output.
Our first project at Moorhouse Lane has now been operational since April 2015 and by the end of May 2016 had generated 2,287 MWh of clean renewable electricity and saved over 1200 tonnes of CO2.
Moorhouse Lane Solar Array consists of 7,200 solar panels capable of generating enough clean electricity to power 500 homes.
Ham Lane Solar Array generating 16% above predicted output.
Watch an aerial view HERE
Our second project at Ham Lane has now been operational since the end of November 2015 and by the end of May 2016 had generated 427 MWh of clean renewable electricity and saved over 224 tonnes of CO2.
Ham Lane Solar Array consists of 3600 panels and has a peak output of 915kW. It will generate electricity equivalent to the consumption of 250 homes.