Microsoft and Sol Systems ink 500MW solar PPA

The initiative will help Microsoft meet its goal of moving towards 100% renewable energy by 2025

By 2030, community energy should power the equivalent of 2.2 million homes across UK

That’s the verdict from Community Energy England, which says community-owned initiatives could generate 5,270MW by this time

Repsol to build ‘first large solar community’ in Spain

The new service aims to bring solar energy to urban masses by connecting ‘roofers’ with ‘matchers’

Ørsted unveils more than £50k for STEM skills across Lancashire and Cumbria

The renewable energy developer says the wave of new finance will be sourced from the Walney Extension Skills Fund

New platform launches to boost community energy across UK

PowerPaired aims to ‘matchmake’ community energy groups with owners of land offering renewable energy potential

New joint venture targets community renewable energy projects

Co-op Community Energy has already secured five power purchase agreements with hydropower sites operated by the National Trust across Wales

Ørsted’s East Coast Community Fund hits £1.1m milestone

As part of the community engagement programme for Ørsted’s Hornsea One and Race Bank offshore wind farms, the fund supports local projects across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk

Solar tech
Future looks sunny for UK’s largest community solar farm with finance deal

The Heart of England Community Energy solar farm has secured long-term finance from Triodos Bank UK

Community
UK fund manager helps community benefit group buy wind farm it operates

Social and Sustainable Capital has invested £1.4 million to help Resilient Energy Alvington Court Renewable buy a 500kw wind turbine in the Dean Forest

Vattenfall to buy power from ‘largest’ Dutch onshore wind farm

The 220 existing turbines at the Zeewolde wind farm will be replaced by 91 ‘larger and more powerful’ ones