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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 – July 2016
The Community Benefit Fund Committee (CBFC) has now met several times to take the grant awarding process forward. At the meeting on the June 6th the committee reviewed the applications that had come in, and was delighted by their range and quality: if they are implemented there should both be a significant benefit to communities in our area, and very worthwhile carbon savings. By chance the total funds applied for was almost identical to the sum available and it was agreed that all were worthy of support. Since then, committee members have been meeting representatives of the applicant groups to undertake due diligence, and will meet again on July 18th to bring the gathered information together. It is hoped that all the applications can be approved so that the groups involved can move to implementation. We will then be able to make details public and, in due course, gain some good publicity for all involved.
Moorhouse Lane Solar Array generating 6.4% above predicted output.
Our first project at Moorhouse Lane has now been operational since April 2015 and by the end of June 2016 had generated 2,500 MWh of clean renewable electricity and saved over 1,300 tonnes of CO2.
Moorhouse Lane Solar Array consists of 7,200 solar panels with a paek output of 1.83MW capable of generating enough clean electricity to power 500 homes.
Ham Lane Solar Array generating 11% 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 June 2016 had generated 540 MWh of clean renewable electricity and saved over 283 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.