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

Green ‘pollution barriers’ to fight toxic air in London schools

The project will cover 29 primary schools located next to some of the most polluted roads in the capital

Solar panel installation
US firm breaks 100MW community solar milestone

The projects allow people who cannot install panels to enjoy the benefits of solar energy

New York completes 1.2MW community solar array

Nearly 200 households and businesses will benefit from the facility in Brooklyn

Co-op partners with DNV GL to forecast community energy demand

The forecasting services outlined under the agreement will mean supply and demand can be more accurately matched