Green light for Irish renewable support scheme

The first renewable auction is set to take place next year, supporting ‘shovel ready’ projects

British Solar Renewables and Mongoose Energy ink community solar deal

The five-year agreement is said to be the first of its kind and will include a total capacity of 50MW

Community wind initiative to fight fuel poverty in Scotland

Fuel poverty is said to be directly affecting more than half of Scottish millennials

Project aims to put clean energy into community hands

A £40 million investment partnership has been launched to help communities take ownership of clean energy sources across the UK. The collaboration between independent trust Power to Change and investment group Big Society Capital aims to move up to eight existing solar farms into the hands of local communities over the next year. The scheme […]

Mongoose Energy secures financing for 15MW community solar battery

Mongoose Energy has secured financing for what it claims is the UK’s biggest community energy project. The 14.7MW solar and battery farm in Stratford-Upon-Avon in Warwickshire is expected to generate enough electricity to power around 4,500 UK homes. It has been designed, built and will be maintained by Anesco and is expected to deliver £4.8 […]

Community energy powering 130,000 UK homes

Community energy projects are powering hundreds of thousands of homes across the UK. The first Community Energy State of the Sector report reveals a total of 222 community organisations are now operating solar, hydro and wind power schemes across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They have a collective generation capacity of 121MW – equivalent to […]

Northern Powergrid awards £50k for community energy schemes

Northern Powergrid has awarded £50,000 for new community energy schemes. A total of 10 local groups will use a share of the funding which will support projects in the inception stages. They include providing energy advice to help reduce fuel poverty as well as projects that will raise awareness of sustainable living and encourage design […]

M&S Energy offers £300k for community projects

M&S Energy has launched a £300,000 fund to support community projects and technologies across the UK. It is inviting sports clubs, libraries, village halls and schools to apply for part of the funding for energy projects that support local communities. Following the initial application and shortlisting process, the winners will be decided by public vote, […]

Sunny forecast for community solar after £1.7m investment

A clean energy investment firm has provided a £1.7 million loan to help a community group in Shropshire acquire its own solar project. Thrive Renewables, which works with more than 6,300 investors, is supporting a Mongoose Energy initiative to allow residents in the county to invest directly in a local renewable energy facility in the village of Sheriffhales. Over the next few months, […]

Largest community-owned solar array powers up

The largest community-owned rooftop solar array in the UK is now generating electricity. The 636KW project has been installed on the rooftops of Prodrive’s headquarters in Banbury, Oxfordshire. The 2,446-panel array is expected to provide 39% of the site’s power needs. It is one of 13 rooftop solar projects completed by social enterprise Low Carbon […]