Norwich Community Solar

by norwichcommunitysolar in Norwich, England, United Kingdom

Norwich Community Solar
We did it
On 15th September 2016 we successfully raised £1,040 with 20 supporters in 43 days

We are crowdfunding £1000 to create a seed fund for our community solar project to set up a legally recognised organisation.

by norwichcommunitysolar in Norwich, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Any extra funds raised will go towards additional operational costs during the first two months of the Community Share Offer. 


We are crowdfunding £1000 to create a seed fund for our community solar project to set up a legally recognised organisation and other associated costs.

A group has been set up in Norwich to establish the feasibility of solar panel projects on community buildings and solar parks.
The group have been contacting representatives from schools, theatres, church halls, youth buildings and meeting hubs about the possibility of them hosting solar panels on their buildings.
We have been looking into business models with the help of Community Energy South and OVESCO (Ouse Valley Energy Services Company) which they hope will lead to selling shares to the local investors to fund the purchase and installation of new solar panels in Norwich.
The idea is that community buildings will receive electricity at an agreed reduced rate and the community investors will gain a return of between 3 and 6 percent.
Councillor Ben Price is one of the founding members of the group. He said “Every building is an opportunity to reduce our fossil fuel consumption without reducing air quality. Norwich can be a leading city in this regard.
“If you're tired of the big energy companies dominating how our energy is sourced, please provide your support to this new initiative. Let's show the world that Norwich is at the forefront of renewable energy.”
The group meet monthly in Café Marzano at the Forum. Visit facebook.com/sustainablenorwich for news updates and details of upcoming meetings.

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